Strange fruit : plays on lynching by American women / edited by Kathy A. Perkins and Judith L. Stephens.

Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1998].
x, [2], 423, [5] pages ; 25 cm
Lynching -- Drama.
American drama -- Women authors.
American drama -- African American authors.
African Americans -- Drama.
Place of Publication:
United States Indiana Bloomington.
Introduction. Lynching dramas and women: history and critical context / Judith L. Stephens; The impact of lynching on the art of African American women / Kathy A. Perkins
The Plays and Playwrights. Rachel (1916) / Angelina Weld Grimké; Aftermath (1919) / Mary Powell Burrill; The Forfeit (1925) / Carrie Crandall Howell; A Sunday Morning in the South (1925); Safe (c. 1929); Blue-Eyed Black Boy (c. 1930) / Georgia Douglas Johnson; Climbing Jacob's Ladder (1931) / Regina M. Anderson Andrews; Black Souls (1932) / Annie Nathan Meyer; Nails and Thorns (1933) / May Miller
Lawd, Does You Undahstan'? (1936) / Ann Seymour Link; Voice in the Wilderness (1944) / Evelyn Keller Caldwell; Strange Fruit (1945) / Lillian Smith; Miss Ida B. Wells (1983) / Endesha Ida Mae Holland; The Bridge Party (1989) / Sandra Seaton; Iola's Letter (1994) / Michon Boston.
"The editors have chosen to limit this volume of plays to dramas written by women because women played a unique role in the anti-lynching movement and in the development of lynching drama."--Page 5.
"Cover illustration: Toni Barton"
Includes bibliographical references (pages [417]-423).
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Perkins, Kathy A., 1954- editor.
Stephens, Judith L. (Judith Louise), 1943- editor.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
0253333563 (alk. paper)
0253211638 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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