Flyin West Play Analysis

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When the Emancipation Proclamation was signed less than 8 percent of the African-American population lived in the Northeast or Midwest. Even by 1900, approximately 90 percent of all African- Americans still resided in the South. The Great Migration was the movement of 6 million blacks out of the Southern United States to the Northeast, Midwest, and West from 1910 to 1970. An early exodus from the South occurred between 1879 and 1881, when about 60,000 African-Americans moved into Kansas and others settled in the Oklahoma Indian Territories in search of social and economic freedom. One of the communities that would form as a result of this great journey was Nicodemus, Kansas. It is here where the story of our play, Flyin’ West begins. This story is set in an all-black village…show more content…
The best scene I believe that is in the beginning, Fannie went out with Wil to have a little talk and say goodbye to Wil. And this is the part I like the best. There were a young lovers were under the moon. After said good night, they still wanted to take one more look of each other before they both left. Then Fannie runs back into the room and Wil runs back home. This is truly vivid scene. I think this is the best scene. It is because of that I experienced the same situation. Frank is such a bad buy, he’s such a villain, but he also is such a victim of slavery. The redeeming thing to me about Frank is that he didn’t choose to be born in that most extreme strange American circumstance, which is [that] his father owned his mother. I don’t know how you get over that, a lot of people did, but a lot of people didn’t, and Frank is one of those who didn’t. Set in Nicodemus Kansas in 1898, this is an inspiring story of African American pioneers in the American West. A warm humor filled family saga, it illuminates the rich history of a group of black homesteaders and explores the unique challenges they faced as pioneer
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