Modern African American dramatists resembling Amiri Baraka, James Baldwin, August Wilson, and Suzan-Lori Parks in addition to Lorraine Hansberry, Alice Childress, and Pearl Cleage locate their inventive thought in old occasions from slavery to the civil rights move. From the Emmett Till-inspired personality in Baldwin’s Blues for Mister Charlie to Parks’s activity of Lincoln and sales space, those playwrights express that historical past is the reflect that shapes the identities of African American writers and characters.
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