Kalenda Eaton is an Africana Literature professor in The Clara Luper Department of African and African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Her teaching and research areas include black women’s narratives; literature and cultural history of the African American West; and black diaspora studies.
Playwright Ed Bullins was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1935. He was raised by his mother on Philadelphia’s North side, a community considered troubled and crime-ridden. Bullins has often recounted his near fatal death by stabbing while he was a youth. Many scholars note that … Read MoreEd Bullins (1935- )