African American Theater
A Cultural Companion
Written in a clear, accessible, storytelling style, Black Theater: A Cultural Companion 1850 Today will shine a bright new light on the culture which has historically nurtured and inspired Black Theater. The book takes the reader on a journey to discover how social realities impacted the plays dramatists wrote and produced.
Timeline of Significant Dates.
Introduction: A Journey With The People Who Forgot How To Fly.
Chapter 1. The People Who Could Fly: Slavery, Stereotypes, Minstrelsy and Myth.
Chapter 2. A Leap For Freedom: The Anti Slavery Movement.
Chapter 3. We Are Climbing JacobÕs Ladder: Progressing and Migrating.
Chapter 4. The Harlem Renaissance: A Sunburst Something Like Spiritual Emancipation.
Chapter 5. War Stories: Buffalo Soldiers, Black Bird Men and the Bloods.
Chapter 6. Sitting Down, Sitting In and Standing Up: The Black Freedom Movement.
Chapter 7. Black is Beautiful: Protest and Performance.
Chapter 8. Conversations: A Second Generation Takes Center Stage.
Chapter 9. A Presence of Ancestry: I Believe I Can Fly.