The author gratefully acknowledges permission to quote from the following:
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. Copyright © 1966. Reprinted by permission of Random House, Inc.
Black Theater U.S.A. edited by James V. Hatch. Ted Shine, Consultant (Copyright © 1974 by the Free Press).
Reprinted by permission of Russell & Volkening as agents for the author. Copyright © 1981 by Ntozake Shange.
Three Pieces by Ntozake Shange. Copyright © 1981. Reprinted by permission of St. Martin's Press Incorporated.
Reprinted with permission of Macmillan Publishing Company from For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange. Copyright © 1975, 1976, 1977 by Ntozake Shange. Reprinted by permission of Methuen, London. Copyright © 1977 by Ntozake Shange.