It was just announced that Bill T. Jones will receive a National Medal of Arts on July 28. He is a national treasure, his art, his honesty, and his powerful presence have had a profound influence on this country.
Last summer, I had the extraordinary pleasure to work with Bill as he prepared to speak at TEDxMet. I loved our wide-ranging conversations, and he crafted a moving talk to open the day. I'm thrilled to share it here.