We, the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum Committee, speak out today, inspired by the voices of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ray Bradbury, and so many other Americans who demanded justice for people of all races, genders, and creeds. We condemn and grieve the violent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless people of color before them who have lost their lives in racist acts. Dr. King said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Ray Bradbury strongly expressed his opposition to unfair treatment of African Americans in “The Big Black and White Game,” “The Other Foot," and other stories. Today, and always, we stand with these leaders and others who continue to work for justice and against bigotry.
Our committee and volunteers support the diverse people of Waukegan and fans of Ray Bradbury. We believe the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum in Waukegan will be a place where everyone, especially students, will discover Bradbury’s vision of a better world and come away with a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.
Ray Bradbury Experience Museum Committee