Especially when your past is
Martin, Baldwin, Audubon Ballroom
Considering the strife of his ancestors who risked everything (even their lives) for equality, Lupe feels he must also strive for the ‘hole in one’ and work hard in reverence to those who went hard before him.
Martin is obviously Martin Luther King Jr. and Baldwin is James Baldwin, an outspoken African American writer, social critic and mid-century thinker of the Civil Rights Movement. These figures stood up to racism, prejudice and, in MLK Jr’s case, violence to fight for freedom and equality.
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