Against the Grain

Against the Grain: August Wilson sought to illuminate the 20th-century Black experience.

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In his ten-play cycle, August Wilson sought to illuminate the 20th-century Black experience. Scholar Harry Elam, Jr. and actor Brent Jennings describe Wilson's project, both generally and in the context of the play "Joe Turner's Come and Gone." And Ian Williams spells out foreign policy priorities for Barack Obama.

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