Dutchman

Dutchman (Play)In Cleage’s Author Note for Bourbon on the Border she references LoRoi Jones’ Dutchman, which was produced in New York in March of 1964. Jones’ play tells a different story than that of the nonviolent activists of the Summer ’64. His play delves into a darker side of the emotions felt by those fighting for their rights during that time. The tale is shocking and horrific but shows a truthful anger many felt due to the denial of basic human rights. Jones weaves a short drama which is bound to leave any reader stunned with horror. I highly recommend this reading for those who wish to further understand the feelings 100’s of civil rights workers left with due to unfortunate events endured during that long, hot summer in Mississippi.

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