I was quite heartened by the enthusiastic response from the visitors at the initial reading of Queen Calafia: Ruler of California at the William Grant Still Arts Center on Sunday, May 18, 2008.
The dynamic and beautiful Ursaline Bryant worked together with director Robert F. Ellerbee to put a scintillating flair into the words and the images.
The play, which I wrote based on my book Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4, tells the story of a black academic who finds herself within the Room of the Dons at a San Francisco hotel which features the images of Queen Calafia.
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