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Sunday, August 30, 2015

CARL LUMBLY TALKS FATHERHOOD AND AUGUST WILSON'S FENCES

ACTOR CARL LUMBLY - English Major, Started Acting Along Side Danny Glover (Both in the movie "Buffalo Soldiers"), Journalist That Stumbled Into Acting, Husband of the Late Vonetta McGee



ADVICE FROM
MOTHER AND FATHER

Hold on to who you are


And protect who you are


Do not sink beneath your own standards


Do not let anyone set a standard for you that is not your own.


ON OUR RESPONSIBILITIES TO YOUNG BLACK MEN
Barbara Rogers: Does it break your heart to see what is happening to so many young black men in our society?



Lumbly's Answer (at minute 5:30 in video)


Completely
Completely
And it feels like despite the fact
that there have been advancements...not only in society also...
in a generation of young black men
there's a dearth of hope,
there's a disconnect somehow
and I feel responsible for it in some ways,
not with my own son
but we haven't
[]but my generation maybe has not
formed enough of a bridge,
[] that we've been maybe
blinded a little bit by our own success,
by access to opportunity, to capital...
that it hasn't been as difficult a row to hoe
so we haven't, maybe,
prepared those coming behind us enough

See Carl Lumbly's full 8 minute interview here 



ON HIS FATHER

I used to chaff about how strict my father was.

But he was there
He set a tremendous set of examples for me
I never had to wonder if he cared.