February 2011 ~ August Wilson (1945-2005) was a writer and playwright from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Each of his plays represented a different aspect of black American life in different decades. Wilson won several awards for his writings including two Pulitzer Prizes for drama. His more known plays were Fences (1987), The Piano Lesson (1990), The Homecoming (1989), and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1984).
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Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Interviewed By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Race Family and 'Fences' in the Trump Era The actors sit with the NBA legend and cultural commentator to discuss adapting August Wilson's classic the suddenly urgent 'King Lear' of African-American plays "to inspire Americans to dismantle this tyrannical cycle." read more