Albert Williams (58), author, poet, musician, and researcher, has worked as a Security guard at a local supermarket for the past 14 years. In the post-COVID-19/BlackLives Matter era, he is now working towards a career change
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Be it resolved that this email concerns a request for your intervention in a matter of great social importance for Crawley.
My name is Albert Williams, I have been living in Crawley since 2004, upon my return to the UK after living for 32 years in the West Indies.
I am a former, journalist and published author of three books of poetry, a book of short stories, and a non-fiction book. For the past 14 years, I have been employed as a security guard at Tesco Extra in Hazelwick Avenue. However, during this time, I have earned a BSc. Hons Computing and IT a Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Management. The Postgraduate studies were funding by a student loan which I intend to pay back. I am married to an Afro-American, Tempie, who is also a published author.
REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE TO ESTABLISH A CULTURAL INSTITUTE IN CRAWLEY
Although I have made Crawley my home since 2004, due to the recent ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests worldwide, over the killing of George Floyd in the USA, I realize that my expertise in matters of racial equality, to date, has not been made the best use of.
My wife and I share a wide breadth of talents, and interests including: journalism, publishing, television, music, human rights to name a few. The combination of me, being born of Dominican parents in the UK, of the Wind Rush generation, having lived a substantial part of my life in Dominica and returned and married my American wife, has enriched my own heritage, and both our stories need to be heard.
We believe that it is a great injustice, to first myself, and then to the wider the world, that much of my talent remains under-valued and under-used. Not only could I earn a higher standard of living if my talents were better organised, but the society as a whole would benefit from my input to the current narrative.
Much of our work can be found through Googling ‘Albert and Tempie’ or Ras Albert Williams.
Our raw music can be found here: https://www.reverbnation.com/albertandtempie
You can also find some of our video documentaries at: https://www.youtube.com/user/albertwilliams2007/videos
In closing, you are welcome to inspect our records at Company’s House of our dissolved television company at https://companycheck.co.uk/company/07168263/ALBERT-AND-TEMPIE-LTD/companies-house-data
I trust that this email set the tone of the matter that I would like to discuss with you, or your assigned representative, and that you will join me fighting for justice for people of colour, and to end racial-discrimination now!