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Marita Bonner
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The Pot-Maker (A Play to Be Read) (1927), Bonner's second play, was first published in Opportunity magazine.

Exit-An Illusion (1929), Bonner's third and final play, was first published in Crisis magazine.

The Ideology of Blackness (1971), edited by Raymond Betts, includes the essay "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain," by Langston Hughes, from which Bonner may have derived the symbolic significance of the mountain in The Purple Flower

for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf (1975), by Ntozake Shange, is a highly celebrated experimental black feminist play first produced during the era of the Black Arts Movement.

Ma Ramey's Black Bottom (1984), by August Wilson, is a widely celebrated work of African American theater from the period following the Black Arts Movement. The story concerns a blues singer and her band in Chicago

The Twentieth Century and the Harlem Renaissance: A History of Black People in America, 1880-1930 (1990) is...

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