Barnard College Acquires Archives of Ntozake Shange

News   Barnard College Acquires Archives of Ntozake Shange
 
Shange penned the Tony-nominated For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf.
Ntozake Shange
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The archive of poet and playwright Ntozake Shange, who penned the Tony-nominated 1977 Best Play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, has been acquired by Barnard College, according to The New York Times.

Shange, who graduated from the Manhattan college in 1970, said in a video, “I feel as though I came of age as a feminist and an artist at Barnard…I got all that I ever imagined from an all-women’s college, and I thought my archives belonged here.”

The archive includes personal photos, artwork, manuscripts, a quill pen utilized by the playwright as well as Phat Mama, the literary journal that Shange began while a student at Barnard.

For Colored Girls played a total of 742 performances at Broadway's Booth Theatre, from September 1976-July 1978.

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