By George Basler Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, which premiered on Broadway in 1976, is considered a cultural milestone as one of the first works to be written from an African-American woman’s point of view. The play was also a big hit, running 742 performances and receiving a Tony Award nomination for Best Play. A lot has happened in four decades, but the work remains relevant and timely as America continues to have conversations about race and gender, said Amoreena...
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