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Alice Childress and the Wedding Band

The Negro woman has almost been omitted as important subject matter in the general popular American drama, television, motion pictures and radio.          ~Alice Childress

When I first heard the name Alice Childress while visiting Oberlin College in Ohio, my curiosity was piqued. Who exactly was Alice Childress and why have I never heard of her? The answer to the first question is that Alice Childress (1916-1994) was an American actress, activist, union organizer, playwright, director, and author. She was also a black woman fighting for her voice to be heard and her talent recognized in industries dominated by white men. Read more »