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Amber Robles-Gordon's My Rainbow is Enuf at the African American Museum's 'i found god in myself: the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange for colored girls'
The African American Museum in Philadelphia is giving us another chance to see the i found god in myself: the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange for colored girls exhibit. But this is your last chance to go see it. And you should definitely go.
The show celebrates the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf, the landmark poem and play featuring women of color, represented by various hues, reciting monologues that touch on race, gender, sexuality, and love.
i found god in myself was created by Harlem journalist and curator Souleo, who first put on the show in 2014 with only 20 works. In collaboration with the African American Museum, the show expanded to more than 40 pieces in which the artists take on their own interpretations or translations of Shange’s pieces.
In addition to the exhibit, the African American Museum will host a screening Friday of For Colored Girls, a 1982 PBS video version of for colored girls, featuring Alfre Woodard and Lynn Whitfield.
We sat down with Souleo and asked him about the must-see pieces in the exhibit.