"When Gus Edwards discovered that the majority of the young actors, playwrights, and teachers he encountered didn't know who Nat Turner was - nor many other key men and women in black history - he summoned the power of theatre to correct the situation. Black Heroes in Monologues brings these and other influential African Americans to life once again."--BOOK JACKET.
"Why I sung the blues" / Alberta Hunter
"Just chattin'" / August Wilson
"Knowing the territory" / Bass Reeves
"The final key" / Booker T. Washington
"My own private blues" / Charles "Buddy" Bolden
"Witness to the starting" (remembering Buddy Bolden) / Charles "Buddy" Bolden
"I remember" / Coretta Scott King
"A monument to me" / Elizabeth Hudson Smith
"Talkin' 'bout slavery" (a rap) / Frederick Douglass
"I will raise both my hands" / Frederick Douglass
"We will ask, but we won't beg" / "General" Buddoe
"Mr. John Brown and me" / Harriet Tubman
"Nobody knows and yet they talk" / Hattie McDaniel
"Baseball and character" / Jackie Robinson
"A dream of deliverance" (a dual monologue) / James Baldwin
"Faithful to the end" / Joe Louis
"Memories of the Amistad" / Joseph Cinque
"Riffing" / Daniel Louis "Satch" Armstrong
"The honest-to-God truth" (young Mahalia) / Mahalia Jackson
"Why I sing gospel" / Mahalia Jackson
"Changes" / Malcolm X
"I want to make this clear" / Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Meditations" (on the eve of his bold and daring enterprise) / Nat Turner
"Ambition and optimism" / Oscar Micheaux
"Who I am, what I stand for" / Paul Robeson
"Tired a waitin'" / "Queen" Mary
"A new world order" (a prayer) / Ralph Johnson Bunche
"Unsung heroes" / Rosa Parks
"I am blessed" / St. Martin de Porres
"The power of words : starting to learn" / Sojourner Truth.
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