During high school, I was a complete theater geek. Recently, I discovered August Wilson’s Pittsburg Cycle, which chronologies the black experience during the 20th century. The most famous work is Fences, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award. The recent adaptation with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis was nominated for Best Picture and Davis won Best Supporting Actress.
This Music Monday is dedicated to August Wilison and his groundbreaking and Pulitzer prize-winning plays. This Music Monday moves through each decade of black music, like Wilson’s works highlight the struggle for equality and changes that occur through the decades. From Spirituals, through blues and jazz to Wu-Tang.
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