A Tribute To John Williams: The Man Who Wrote ‘I Am’

A Tribute To John Williams: The Man Who Wrote ‘I Am’

By Karen Grigsby Bates

John Williams tackled difficult issues of race in novels and poetry. He used his writing to challenge assumptions about African-Americans, including civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr.

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