This social timeline of African-Americans in the Twentieth Century is truly an American anthem. As Ma Rainey said in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, “Life’s way of talking, you don’t sing to feel better, you sing ‘cause that’s the way of understanding life.” For this matter, I feel compelled to respect Wilson’s conviction to convey these timeless stories.
The Three Months of August is based on the perspectives of the ‘Pittsburgh Cycle’ and my personal consequences of a cycle that entailed: separation, divorce, and death. In this matter, Wilson’s ten plays paralleled the pivotal periods of a difficult situation yet provided me with solace to abscond from my problems. It was not my intention, nor was it my goal to read and review each play. However, after reading Jitney and then viewing the documentary, The Ground on Which I Stand about the great playwright’s life, I made a decision to step in the path of the griot.
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