The American Theatre and Drama Society has awarded its 2011/2012 Annual Book Award to Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930. This award recognizes outstanding works that expand and challenge the field of American theatre and drama.
Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890–1930, demonstrates that popular lynching plays were mechanisms through which African American communities survived actual and photographic mob violence.
Koritha Mitchell is an associate professor of English at The Ohio State University, and is an active blogger and public speaker. Her most recent post details her lecture and book signing at the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum.