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“The Green Pastures” and Other Ruminations

“The Green Pastures” and Other Ruminations "The Green Pastures" and Other Ruminations f. A. Rogers Impressions of "The Green Pastures" as a play. Stage setting: A delight . Acting: good, Charles Winter Wood is impressive, supple, masterly, pleasing. Singing: unforgettable, on a par with the best. Humor: rather thin and below the Negro standard of a decade ago. For the lines of the play I strive hard to find a good word but can think only of "silly," "childish," and the like. The story of Jehovah creating the earth and man we now realize belongs to the infancy of our civilization despite the rivers of blood that exploiting tyrants and their henchmen, the theologians, split for cen­ turies in an effort to clamp down that doctrine on the human brain. We now know that it is on a level with the belief that babies are brought by storks, and that as an explanation of the origin of the universe it has no more truth than the beliefs of the Chinese, Hindus, American Indians, the West Africans, the Aztecs, or any other people, in this respect. Aping Master When the African was brought to America he had his own ideas of how the world and man http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Black Sacred Music Duke University Press

“The Green Pastures” and Other Ruminations

Black Sacred Music , Volume 8 (2) – Sep 1, 1994

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Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press
ISSN
1043-9455
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2640-9879
DOI
10.1215/10439455-8.2.72
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"The Green Pastures" and Other Ruminations f. A. Rogers Impressions of "The Green Pastures" as a play. Stage setting: A delight . Acting: good, Charles Winter Wood is impressive, supple, masterly, pleasing. Singing: unforgettable, on a par with the best. Humor: rather thin and below the Negro standard of a decade ago. For the lines of the play I strive hard to find a good word but can think only of "silly," "childish," and the like. The story of Jehovah creating the earth and man we now realize belongs to the infancy of our civilization despite the rivers of blood that exploiting tyrants and their henchmen, the theologians, split for cen­ turies in an effort to clamp down that doctrine on the human brain. We now know that it is on a level with the belief that babies are brought by storks, and that as an explanation of the origin of the universe it has no more truth than the beliefs of the Chinese, Hindus, American Indians, the West Africans, the Aztecs, or any other people, in this respect. Aping Master When the African was brought to America he had his own ideas of how the world and man

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Black Sacred MusicDuke University Press

Published: Sep 1, 1994

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