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"The Good Negro"

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tracey Scott Wilson's new play "The Good Negro" examines a trio of emerging black leaders attempts to conquer their individual demons amidst death threats from the Klan and wire taps by the FBI during the civil rights movement of the 1960’s.

"The Good Negro" is playing at The Public Theater through April 19. More information and tickets here.

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Comments [3]

the truth from Atlanta/New York

Karen I agree with you,it is the old mindset and as 21st century as the US thinks they are, we are NOT.

The president has 100% full blooded causcasian mother and her heritage is still not acknowledged in this country.

They fall behing the excuse "well the President identifies himself as Black"...well what other choice does he have? It is what society dictates.

He and other mixed race persons should have the option to choose.

Mar. 31 2009 01:28 PM
Karen from Westchester

do we add to the discussion of race by calling our President, a black President or African American, when he is "mixed race"? Why do we have to promote the concept that having one parent from each race equals being black? Isn't that exactly from the old mindset of racism?

Mar. 31 2009 01:11 PM
Denise Hill from NYC

What has been the reaction to the play? Do black people react differently to it than white people?

Mar. 31 2009 01:09 PM

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