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Wade Williams, an activist with art

Story by Carmela Guaglianone, photos by Henry Haggart

When he was young, Wade Williams spoke up on issues of race by taking part in marches and boycotts. Today, he speaks with his art.

You may have seen his mural downtown on the Black Lives Matter movement. But you may not have seen his wide range of other work, from his colorful paintings to his portrait of Miles Davis.

“What I’ve been doing lately is trying to express how Black people live, how they have fun, and I do that to combat some of these stereotypical thoughts people have of people of color,” Williams says.

9th Street Journal writer Carmela Guaglianone talked with him about activism and art.