August Wilson

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American playwright

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According to Wikipedia, August Wilson was an American playwright. He has been referred to as the "theater's poet of Black America". He is best known for a series of ten plays, collectively called , which chronicle the experiences and heritage of the African-American community in the 20th century. Plays in the series include Fences and The Piano Lesson , both of which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Joe Turner's Come and Gone . In 2006, Wilson was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

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