Jamila Woods has shared the music video for “BALDWIN,” a track off May’s LEGACY!LEGACY! Directed by Vincent Martell of VAM STUDIO and inspired by James Baldwin’s “Letter to My Nephew,” the clip is set a school on Chicago’s South Side that’s transformed into a magical institution, “like Hogwarts—but Black,” according to Woods. Watch below.
“To outsiders, the school appears to be abandoned—one of the 50 public schools closed under Mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s watch in 2013,” Woods said of her video in a statement. “However, for Black people in the neighborhood this space is a gem, an oasis of Black learning and radical education for young people. We shot part of the film documentary-style, to include young people’s perspectives on what they would want their dream school to be like.”
Revisit Pitchfork’s feature “Jamila Woods Breaks Down Every Song on Her New Album, LEGACY! LEGACY!.”
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