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August Wilson
 

"...I stand myself and my art squarely on the self-defining ground of the slave quarters and find the ground to be hallowed and made fertile by the blood and bones of the men and women who can be described as warriors on the cultural battlefield that affirmed their self-worth..."
The Ground on Which I Stand


Mark Streeter, Savannah Morning News
By Permission

"...It was this ground as a young man coming into manhood, searching for something to which to dedicate my life, that I discovered in the Black Power movement of the 1960s... that is the kiln in which I was fired and has much to do with the person I am today and the ideas and attitudes that I carry as part of my consciousness."
The Ground on Which I Stand

Autobiographical Essay
The Ground on Which I Stand:  Essay by August Wilson professing his beliefs as a Black playwright, a Black man and an American Playwright.


Researched and prepared by:

Celia C. Daniel, English Bibliographer

ccdaniel@howard.edu

November 2005

 
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