The Blue Vein Society: Class and Color within Black America
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The Blue Vein Society: Class and Color within Black America
Class and Color within Black America
Published:
1/30/2013
Format:
Perfect Bound Softcover
Pages:
125
Size:
6x9
ISBN:
978-1-47977-575-0
Print Type:
B/W
The Blue Vein Society Blue Vein Society President Josh Ryder is all set to announce his engagement to a young fair-skinned beauty when his very dark-skinned wife from slavery suddenly appears searching for her long lost husband. A shocked Ryder is forced to confront his hidden past. No Hidin’ Place A southern sheriff discovers the mulatto he is protecting from the lynch mob is his own son, accused of murdering a Confederate army officer. As the mob closes in, the sheriff is forced to make a painful decision to save his son from being lynched. With amazing speed -- and superb acting -- Kelley's play shifts from light but edged irony, to pain, rage, tenderness and acceptance, underscoring the many nuances of prejudice. Neil Novelli Syracuse Post Standard This reviewer long has felt [Kelley] has a kinship with the late August Wilson. Like the Pulitzer Prize winner, Kelley revels in dealing with African-American history. Joan E. Vadaboncouer Syracuse Post Standard The Blue Vein Society . . . is most certainly about the black experience, but like all good drama, it uses that point of view to talk about the human experience. Ann L. Ryan Albuquerque Journal
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