YARBROUGH, CAMILLE, Versatile theatrical artist and performer whose talents include acting, singing, dancing, songwriting, poetry, and plays. Born in Chicago. Currently resides in New York City. Spent many years in association with Katherine Dunham, both as performer and teacher. Acting credits include the New York and national tour productions of To Be Young, Gifted and Black; the Urban Arts Corps production of Trumpets of the Lord; the film Shaft; the New York Public Theatre's production of Cities in Bezique and Sambo; the TV special Caught in the Middle; and the NET program "Soul." Her song album, The Iron Pot Cooker, "deals with the moral and social struggle of African- Americans." -- New York Amsterdam News, Sept. 1, 1984. Her award-winning children's book, Cornrows, presents a positive self-image for black children.
And Then There's Negroland (black ritual, full length, 1970s). Subtitled "Ain't No One Monkey." Deals with the theme of black survival in the past, present, and future.
YOUNG, BEATRICE, Director of Educational Services, Illinois Commission on Human Relations, during the 1960s.
I, Too, Sing America (pageant, full length [1 long act], 1960s). Subtitled "A Skit Depicting the Role of the Negro in America." Combines narration, dialogue, and poetry to dramatize the contributions of black Americans from Crispus Attucks to Martin Luther King. Title taken from a poem by LANGSTON HUGHES. Distributed in mimeographed form by the author, through the Illinois Commission on Human Relations.
YOUNG, BILLEE JEAN, Organizer, attorney, poet, and veteran worker in the civil rights movement, rural development, and the arts. A native of rural Alabama. Currently residing in Jackson, MS. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Rural Development Leadership Network. Executive director of the South