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Sincere Williams - Tumultuous 2020

Sincere Williams, a high school senior at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, discusses what it was like to experience all the uncertainties of the shut-down, including the sharp transition to remote learning and the loss of a traditional, in-person graduation ceremony. Unlike some, Williams found the shut-down to be relieving and he describes the routines he was able to build. Upon graduation and after the murder of George Floyd in May of 2020, Williams and a group of his friends organized a protest that had a large turnout. This led to the formation of the group Young Revolution and Williams details the attention they received from a multitude of sources. Williams also discusses his experiences with starting college in the midst of the pandemic as well as his return to Peoria, his hometown, in the spring of 2021. He gives an outline of how his experiences throughout the pandemic and summer of 2020 led him to his current career path.

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Williams describes his newfound routines during the initial shut-down.


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