Summary: The protagonist of Fences (part of Wilsons ten-part Pittsburgh Cycle plays), Troy Maxson, is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be to survive. Troy Maxson has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black is to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the 1950s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960s, a spirit that is changing the world Troy...
Publisher / Publication Date: Plume 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 812 WIL
Contents: Ma Rainey's black bottom -- Fences -- Joe Turner's come and gone.
Publisher / Publication Date: University of Pittsburgh Press 1991
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 812.54 WIL
Summary: In 1950s Pittsburgh, a Black garbage collector named Troy Maxson--bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues--is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2017