No Surrender! No Retreat!

African American Pioneer Performers of Twentieth-Century American Theater

  • Authors
  • Glenda E. Gill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-N1
  2. Glenda E. Gill
    Pages 1-20
  3. Glenda E. Gill
    Pages 35-58
  4. Glenda E. Gill
    Pages 75-90
  5. Glenda E. Gill
    Pages 91-106
  6. Glenda E. Gill
    Pages 137-150
  7. Glenda E. Gill
    Pages 151-172
  8. Glenda E. Gill
    Pages 205-217
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 219-230

About this book


No Surrender! No Retreat! examines the careers of fifteen pioneer performers and their triumphs over herculean obstacles. It is a look back over the 20th century and documents personal histories of staggering achievement in spite of institutional racism, gender oppression, and classism. Twenty-four years in the making, No Surrender! No Retreat! is an indispensable work on African Americans in the performing arts, examining well-known performers, such as James Earl Jones, Morgan Freeman, and Pearl Bailey. Rare archival material and a number of personal interviews enrich this tome. Glenda E. Gill s work is a moving and sometimes tragic account of the lives and careers of some of America s most outstanding African American pioneers in theater.


20th century Africa African America theatre

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-62002-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-05361-9
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