Thursday, March 29th, 2018
Morgan State University
1700 E Coldspring Ln, Baltimore, MD 21251
Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadows traces the tempestuous romance of America's most noted African-American literary couple. Drawing on a variety of love letters, diaries, journals, and autobiographies, Steven Allen dramatizes Dunbar's and Moore's tumultuous affair, from a courtship conducted almost entirely through letters and an elopement brought on by Dunbar's brutal, drunken rape of Moore, through their passionate marriage and its eventual violent dissolution in 1902.