American Masters

August Wilson and African American Culture

Clip: Season 29 Episode 2 | 20s

Tony-award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, now directing the Broadway premiere of August Wilson's "Jitney," speaks of Wilson as a lion, bringing the African American experience out of the periphery and into the center of the discussion.

Aired: 01/20/17

Rating: NR

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