James Hatch, City University New York
"Glenda Dicker/sun presents us with more than the history of theAfrican American Theater; she challenges us to join her in anongoing creative process of illuminating, recording andunderstanding 'ourstory' and 'yourstory'. She asks us to absorb theroles of our ancestors, to get a taste of their times, theirchoices, their fears and their joys. African American Theater: ACultural Companion strengthens one's sense of the individualand collective selves that currently perform one or more roles inthe perpetual drama that is humanity."
Charles OyamO Gordon, playwright
"With this volume Glenda Dicker/sun shares her great wealth ofartistic expertise and historical knowledge to inspire the creativeimpulse in readers of all ages. Drawing on the stories, plays,poetry, films, and music that reflect and enhance the history ofblack life in America, Dicker/sun provides a welcoming open spacefor each reader to insert his or her own performance into theongoing production."
Judith Stephens-Lorenz, Penn State University