NYU Black Renaissance Noire Winter 2014 - Page 143

BLACK RENAISSANCE NOIRE The show opened on June 12 with comedian Godfrey Cambridge in overalls painting a glass panel black as he grimaced with the effort. With a few strokes, the panel was covered — a symbolic creation of a black world and an intertextual reference to Amos n’ Andy’s bumbling portrayal of black workers. Cambridge’s black wall faded to the program title with conga drums an B