About From the Mississippi Delta, by Endesha Ida Mae Holland, PhD

From the Mississippi Delta

by Endesha Ida Mae Holland, PhD


Inspired by Alice Walker's poem Revolutionary Petunias, “From the Mississippi Delta” is the inspirational story of Playwright Endesha Ida Mae Holland as it details her poverty ridden, blossoming journey from Greenwood, Mississippi to the hallowed halls of academia. The play is an emotional tribute to unsung "sheroes" extraordinary, ordinary women who are the backbone of their communities. Said D.J.R. Bruckner of The New York Times “There is a great deal of humor in this play, and it fits perfectly!”

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