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We close Black History Month with an African-American word quilt

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

For the past month we’ve been diving into the legacies of Black artists in theater through Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Black History Month series “We Rise.” 

We’ve looked at legends like Lorraine Hansberry and August Wilson and have sat in on conversations with Milwaukee’s Black theater artists.

To close out Black History Month, we’re sharing a bit of Rajendra Maharaj’s “Rise: An African-Amerian Word Quilt.” Rajendra says the piece “speaks to what it means be an African-American theater artist today.”

It’s performed by some of Milwaukee’s own Black theater artists. Here’s “Rise.”

To look back at the whole of the Milwaukee Rep’s Black History Month series, go to our Facebookpage where you can catch all of the Rep’s presentations and discussions.