Greatest African-American Plays

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  • 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
  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • Ruined
  • The Mountaintop
  • Stick Fly

Black Nativity

Black Nativity was written by prominent Black writer Langston Hughes and retold the story of the birth of Jesus with an entirely Black cast featuring traditional African-American spirituals and hymns. The play is set to be a movie starring Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett.

(Photo: Langston Hughes)

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