Wine in the Wilderness Summary
Alice Childress

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Wine in the Wilderness Summary

Wine in the Wilderness (1969), by Alice Childress, was first performed on WGBH-TV in Boston, Massachusetts, as part of the series, "On Being Black."

Wine in the Wilderness takes place during a race riot in Harlem, New York City. Bill Jameson, an artist, is working on a "triptych" entitled "Wine in the Wilderness." This series of three paintings is meant to express Bill's "statement" about "black womanhood." The first painting, of a young black girl...

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