African American women in the performing arts [chapter]

Olga Barrios, Angelyn Mitchell, Danille K. Taylor
The Cambridge Companion to African American Women's Literature  
African American Women in the Performing Arts When I write about place, I'm writing about family, about us, still trying to rebuild and redefine our families after the ravages of enslavement. I'm still trying to create a place that feels like home when we are so far from home. (Pearl Cleage) Each of us is our own author, director, producer and star. In each moment, we have the power, the unalienable right to alter our actions and reinterpret the circumstances of our lives. In each moment, we
more » ... e the freedom to speak, write and invent our own scripts. (Barbara Ann Teer)
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