Modern African American dramatists corresponding to Amiri Baraka, James Baldwin, August Wilson, and Suzan-Lori Parks in addition to Lorraine Hansberry, Alice Childress, and Pearl Cleage locate their artistic suggestion in old occasions from slavery to the civil rights circulate. From the Emmett Till-inspired personality in Baldwin’s Blues for Mister Charlie to Parks’s game of Lincoln and sales space, those playwrights convey that background is the replicate that shapes the identities of African American writers and characters.
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