Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities

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Dramatists Play Service Inc, 1997 - Drama - 141 pages
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THE STORY: In 1991, in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, an Hasidic man's car jumped a curb, killing Gavin Cato, a seven-year-old black child. Later, in what appears to have been an act of retaliation on the part of a faction of the black comm
 

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Contents

NTOZAKE SHANGE The Desert
11
WOLFE 101 Dalmations
17
BERNSTEIN Mirrors and Distortions
23
THE REVEREND AL SHARPTON Me
29
ANGELA DAVIS Rope
39
MONIQUE BIG MO MATTHEWS Rhythm and Poetry
47
LEONARD JEFFRIES Roots
53
LETTY COTTIN POGREBIN Near Enough to Reach
61
LETTY COTTIN POGREBIN Isaac
69
RABBI JOSEPH SPIELMAN No Blood in His Feet
79
THE REVEREND CANON DOCTOR
85
MICHAEL S MILLER Heil Hitler
95
NORMAN ROSENBAUM My Brothers Blood
103
THE REVEREND AL SHARPTON Rain
119
REUVEN OSTROV Pogroms
133
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About the author (1997)

Smith is an associate professor of drama at Stanford University as well as an award winning actress, playwright, and performance artist.

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