Performance of Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf"

April 8, 1979

On Sunday April 8, 1979, in ATS, the Symbrinct Associates performed Ntozake Shange's choreopoem, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf."


The performance consisted of Seven Black women performing and dancing a book of poems to the sounds of Jazz. "The women speak, and tell stories of pain, of joy, of struggle, of coming of age as a black woman in America. Although the play addresses the emotionality of the black woman, it posseses a universal quality and delivers a message that can be understood and appreciated by all."


This performance was done as the culminating event of The Congress of African Students' Tenth Annual Black Arts Festival from April 2 - 8, 1979. Their theme that year was "Have We Overcome."

Location of Document in Archives
RG 8/93 - Congress of African Students Records Box 1 Folder 2