- August Wilson
"We were land-based agrarian people from Africa. We were uprootedÂ from Africa, and we spent 200 years developing our culture as blackÂ Americans. And then we left the South. We uprooted ourselves andÂ attempted to transplant this culture to the pavements of the industrialized North. And it was a transplant that did not take. I think if we hadÂ stayed in the South, we would have been a stronger people. AndÂ because the connection between the South of the 20's, 30's and 40's hasÂ been broken, it's very difficult to understand who we are."
-- August Wilson