for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

Image for for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
Published by
Playbill, American, founded 1884
Subject of
Dr. Shange, Ntozake, American, 1948 - 2018
Used by
Booth Theatre, American, founded 1913
Medium
ink on paper, metal
Dimensions
9 x 5 5/8 x 1/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 x 0.3 cm)
Type
magazines (periodicals)
playbills
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
November 1977
Description
An edition of Playbill Magazine for the production of "for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf". The cover has a white background with yellow box at top; the illustration below depicts an African American woman wearing a yellow kerchief on her head and a yellow top. Behind the woman is a white tile wall with rainbow-colored writing reading [For/Colored/Girls/who have/Considered/Suicide/When/The/Rain-bow/is/Enuf]. Black type in yellow box at top reads, [PLAYBILL/THE BOOTH THEATRE] White sticker with image of a red elephant and [50¢] on back on back, handwritten [1977/B].
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Topic
African American
Drama (Theatre)
Feminism
Gender
Identity
Sexuality
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dow B. Ellis
Object number
2012.152.1213
Restrictions & Rights
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture