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For many of us, the great civil rights struggle of the 1950s and 1960s lives in our minds through indelible images: the solemn faces of black children being taunted by white picketers as they enter a newly integrated school; silent masses of sit-down strikers at a Woolworth’s lunch counter; the ruins of a bombed-out church, a tomb for four innocent girls; the unforgettable face of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as he addresses tens of thousands on the Washington National Mall. These snapshots (and scores of others like them) captured the tumultuous battles of the civil rights movement and transmitted them to the world, battles which have taken on the mythology of legend in the half-century since they were fought.
But what is the truth behind this mythology? In her fascinating new play The Good Negro, Tracey Scott Wilson explores the challenges facing the leaders of one potentially virulent battle in the civil rights war in an unnamed city in
First produced last season in a collaboration between the
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