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‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Reminds Us of Our Glory

August Wilson’s plays are important for the culture. Here’s why.

Viola Davis portraying Ma Rainey on set.

The reason why you always hear people revere August Wilson's plays is that they celebrate Blackness in a way that validates our experiences. Wilson’s plays feel familiar. Authentic. Nonstereotypical except where they do showcase stereotypes, there is a full-bodied…

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Adrienne Gibbs

Director, Creator Growth @Medium. Editor of ZORA and MOMENTUM. Writer. Mother. Proud recipient of an official Beyoncé shout out.