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Alice Childress
(1920-1994) born on
Oct 12
US playwright, actress, director. She was a successful actress and director before becoming a playwright; her plays include "Florence," 1950 and "Trouble in Mind," 1955.
         
   
F
I think women need kindness more than love. When one human being is kind to another, it's a very deep matter.

R
It becomes almost second nature to be on guard against the creative pattern of our own thought.
A
Who wants to live with one foot in hell just for the sake of nostalgia? Our time is forever now!
N
Child, when hard luck fall it just keep fallin'.
K
The Black writer explains pain to those who inflict it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Alice Childress," in "Interviews with Contemporary Women Playwrights," by Kathleen Betsko & Rachel Koenig, 1987.
R: "A Candle in a Gale Wind," in "Black Women Writers," ed. Mari Evans, 1984.
A: In "The Black Woman's Gumbo Ya-Ya," by Terri L. Jewell, 1993.
N: Oldtimer in "Wine in the Wilderness," 1969.
K: "A Candle in a Gale Wind," in "Black Women Writers," ed. Mari Evans, 1984.
   


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