Sources

Below are some of the sources that monologues for the production were extracted from:

Lena Horne, interviewed in 1966 by Pacifica Radio’s Gene DeAlessi at the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel. From the Pacifica Radio Archives
Nina Simone‘s interview for BBC’s Hard Talk
Lucille Clifton Poems Recited in Production:
“cream of wheat”
“wishes for my sons”
“the photograph”
“won’t you celebrate with me”
Lena Horne Songs Performed in Production:
“Now” written by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne
“Stormy Weather” written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
Billie Holiday Song Performed in Production:
“Stormy Weather” written by Abel Meerpoel
Nina Simone Songs Performed in Production:
“Young, Gifted and Black” by Nina Simone with lyrics by Weldon Irvine
“Feeling Good” by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
Zora Neale Hurston Essay  Performed in Production:
“How It Feels to Be Colored Me”

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