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Some Sing, Some Cry - by Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza

Some Sing, Some Cry, which spans seven generations, begins on a South Carolina plantation when freed slave Elizabeth "Ma Bette" Mayfield, the mother of her former master's children, journeys to Charleston with her granddaughter, Eudora. Over the next 200 years, the mixed-race Mayfield descendants, all blessed with musical talent, struggle to find a place for themselves in a changing America. From Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance to the Civil Rights Movement, this family saga by a pair of playwright sisters brings African-American history to life through the eyes of its memorable characters.