Joshua and I are talking in the lunchroom of Innovations High School, the school he graduated from a few months ago. A ring of lockers lines the large room, and everything echoes. The space is dank, but no one seems to find it depressing.
Joshua Williams just graduated from the arts-focused charter school he attended alongside Lisa Gardner, called Innovations High School. He’s a tall young man, lanky, and quick to laugh or smile at any joke uttered. Even those, it seems, that merely pass through his mind.
A well-appointed Bronzeville condo. Flat expanse of boulevard separates it from across-the-way buildings. A sudden downpour makes the neighborhood appear abandoned. Bruce Williams was born in Chicago, and lived here until he was 6.