Greatest African-American Plays

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  • Fences
  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • Ruined
  • The Mountaintop
  • Stick Fly
  • Topdog/Underdog
  • Blues for Mr. Charlie
  • Black Nativity
  • The Gospel At Colonus
  • Platanos And Collard Greens
  • Joe Turner's Come and Gone
  • For Colored Girls Who Have Consider Suicide When


Fences was written by August Wilson in 1987 and was about a married Black couple struggling with race relations in the 1950s. The play originally starred James Earl Jones. Denzel Washington starred in the revival in 2010 and plans to direct the movie.

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