Category Archives: African & African-American Theatre

Watch “The Piano Lesson” by Playwright August Wilson

Watch “Gil Scott-Heron TV Performance (Rare) on “Ossie and Ruby”

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* Watch “Gil Scott-Heron TV Performance (Rare) on “Ossie and Ruby” (Pt.2)”

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* Watch “Gil Scott-Heron TV Performance (Rare) on “Ossie and Ruby” (Pt. 3)”

Watch “Their Eyes Were Watching God” [Full Movie]–Zora Neale Hurston

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* Other Zora Neale Hurston Links on Jewels4dmind Blog

(((– Listen to Zora Neale Hurston –)))

Zora Neale Hurston’s–Autobiography “Dust Tracks On A Road”

Zora Neale Hurston–Autobiography excerpt from: “Dust Tracks On A Road”

Watch “The Great Debaters” –Based on Melvin B. Tolson’s Life & Wiley College Debate Team

* HEAR “Michael Ramsey” (A Poem) from– “A Gallery of Harlem Portraits” by Melvin B. Tolson

“Michael Ramsey” (A Poem) from– “A Gallery of Harlem Portraits” by Melvin B. Tolson

* HEAR “Michael Ramsey” (A Poem) from– “A Gallery of Harlem Portraits” by Melvin B. Tolson

* Watch “Melvin Tolson Documentary”–character Denzel Washington played in “The Great Debaters”

* Watch “The Great Debaters” (Movie) –Based on Melvin B. Tolson’s Life & Wiley College Debate Team

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* BUY NOW ON AMAZON “A Gallery of Harlem Portraits” by Melvin B. Tolson

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* BUY NOW ON AMAZON: Caviar and Cabbage: Selected Columns by Melvin B. Tolson from the Washington Tribune, 1937-1944

Watch “A Lady Named Pearl – Transformation ft Dashill Smith”

* Find Out More About Pearl & Her Leadership Academy at Link Below.
A Lady Named Pearl’s Website–Click This Link

Listen to: “Jewel Dropping & Freedom Rocking-Poetry Collages”

CLICK THIS LINK TO LISTEN TO: Jewel Dropping & Freedom Rocking-Poetry Collages

Thanksgiving at Big Mama House

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* Written in Dialect. There is a time & place for everything. Right Now, the Poet will Use his Creative Freedom in Telling You about His Big Mama at Thanksgiving Time.

I think all of Us have a Big Mama in Our Families.
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Befo U eat yo food/–make show u pray/–stuff yo stomach so full, u have to lay/–Big Mama Food don’t play around/–she cook so good/–u stand in d kitchen, ready 2 eat like hound (hunting dog)/–Big Mama have 2 tell u get on 4rm around, let her do what she do/–that’s hard/–kitchen smell so good/–Big Mama don’t cut her words/–u understand her good/–Turkey done cooked all night/–dressing smelling real good/–u tossing & turning in yo sleep/–u think bout d creep/–if Big Mama turn her back for just 1 sec/–u feel like GI Joe, hitting d deck, low crawling, cause she gon have yo neck/–Big Mama/–GENERAL OF D Kitchen/–she sho is in charge/–Big Mama Cooking Skillz Large/–Just like her heart, sacrifice & hardwork is/–she brought us all thru d difficult years/–she don’t cut her words/–dey all muscle/–Big Mama fight 4 Right/–stay up all night wt u in Trouble Times, help u see d Light/–Thanksgiving at Big Mama House/–Sho Is Alright.

KT
11/22/2012
7:21 am
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Watch “Truth Must Be Center of Our Lives”

7 Black Playwrights

Black Children & Youth Learn about William Shakespeare at School & through Media.

They Should also Learn about Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, Melvin Van Peebles, Amiri Baraka & August Wilson as well…Black Playwrights, telling Our Story.

Don’t Depend on them Learning about Black Playwrights in School or through Media. Forget that. Buy books on the Black Playwrights, or Simply have your Children do Research on them with those Fancy Phones & Tablets via The Internet.

Tell them “Chill on the Games a Little Bit. By the End of the Week, you got to give me some Book Reports on a Few Black Playwrights.”

Our Children are Lucky if they have heard of Langston Hughes as a Playwright. Some may have heard him as a Poet.

There are 7 Black Playwrights on this List.

Our Children should be just as familiar with their works as they are with William Shakespeare’s work.

KT
6/26/2015
7:55 am
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