David is one of Baldwin’s nine younger siblings. He sings in a quartet and is invited to perform on a tour hosted by the Progressive Party in Atlanta, which Baldwin details in the essay “Journey to Atlanta.” David is both easy-going and cynical, and he is unsurprised when the tour turns out to be a disaster due to the cluelessness and cruelty of white liberals.
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Journey to Atlanta
...to prevent the quartet from singing at their own events. Although the quartet was terrified, David also found it amusing that the Progressive Party should send black policemen after them, as... (full context)