IN THE COMMUNITY ISSUE: NIKKOLE SALTER’S ‘LINES IN THE DUST’ EXPLORES MODERN SEGREGATION

Last season I had the pleasure of seeing Lines in the Dust at Luna Stage. It was a moving play, which took a fresh look at modern racism and segregation among all races. I had the chance to interview the writer, Nikkole Salter for The Community Issue:

nikkole-salter-hs“Lines was a commission from Luna Stage.  I was inspired by the autobiography of Judge Robert Carter, presiding in NY later in his life.  He was raised in the East Orange – Newark areas and was one of the major architects of the legal strategy that led to the Brown v. Board of Education victory in 1954.  He passed in 2012 (or 11) and I wondered what he thought about the fact that the schools were as much if not more segregated than they were in 1954 when he thought he had helped put an end to segregation.  I wanted to explore why segregation was still the norm, and what impact it has on our community at-large.”

Read more our interview here: MASCONSUMPTION.COM/ZINES/WINTER-2015

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