This is an anthology of 8 dramas by African American playwrights spanning the decade between 1959 and 1969.
The collector and editor of the volume intends the collection to show the instance of drama's close alliance to the civil rights movement in the United States in that era.
The following works are included:
A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Purlie Victorious by Ossie Davis
Funnyhouse Of A Negro by Adrienne Kennedy
Dutchman by LeRoi Jones
Blues For Mister Charlie by James Baldwin
Happy Ending And Day Of Absence by Douglas Turner Ward
The Gentleman Caller by Ed Bullins
No Place To Be Somebody by Charles Gordone