The second movie that I hope you will see this Holiday Season is the big screen adaptation of the August Wilson play Fences, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.
August Wilson was instrumental in bringing the Black experience, in all its CONTEXT, to the stage. He made sure that our humanity shone through, but always that we never lived in a vacuum, but that our lives were shaped by the external world.
But, those that want to party like it’s 1948:
a) don’t want to see our humanity
b) don’t ever want it to be given CONTEXT
c) don’t want to acknowledge the existence of the outside America that created our CONTEXT
Well, too bad. OUR STORIES are being told, and nobody is going back to the Times of Amos n Andy.