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This moment in the life of James Baldwin represents temporality, impermanence, futility of dreams and reckoning with the finality of inequality of life in the USA for Black Americans. Baldwin realizes that never in his lifetime will people of color achieve equity or equality..the boxes for blacks and whites have been set..with civil rights almost non-existent.


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Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, & the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Chicago Fringe Opera is an Opera America Partner.