As an educator, performer/director, and writer, Ntozake Shange has spent a lifetime creating works that explore what it means to be black and female in America. Her best-known and Obie Award–winning play, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, broke new theatrical ground in 1975 and continues to resonate with audiences today. Join us as she returns to her hometown for a night of poetry and reflection, with musical accompaniment.
Please note: Due to overwhelming public interest, this program has sold out. We appreciate your desire to support the Missouri History Museum and hope to welcome you to a different program soon!
Presented in collaboration with Washington University’s Center for the Humanities and its African and African American Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies departments; Saint Louis University’s Office of Diversity and Community Engagement; and the University of Missouri–St.Louis’s Department of Sociology, Gerontology, and Gender.
Organized by DuEwa Frazier.
Tuesday, April 25, at 7pm|
|Exhibit(s):||#1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis|
|Brochure:||an evening with ntozake shange.pdf|