Thursday, May 21, 2009
"People are trapped in history..."
Very welcome (if long overdue) news: last month the Smithsonian announced the architectural team for the design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the Mall in Washington DC. The Museum is set to open in 2015. Another vital step on the road to awakening from the nightmare of history. As James Baldwin said: "James Joyce is right about history being a nightmare. But it may be that nightmare from which no one can awaken. People are trapped in history, and history is trapped in them."