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Parks, Suzan-Lori

(born: 1964) 

Suzan-Lori Parks was born in Fort Knox, KY, but lived in a number of states; her father was in the military. This playwright has received a number of awards, including the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play, Topdog/Underdog. She wrote the screenplay for Girl 6 as welll as a number of books, including Getting Mother's Body: a novel and Venus. Parks is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. For more see Women of Color, Women of Words; Biography Index, vols. 20-26; and Contemporary Black Biography. Profiles from the international black community, vol. 34.

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NKAA Source: Topdog/underdog
NKAA Source: Girl 6 (videorecording)
NKAA Source: Getting mother's body: a novel
NKAA Source: Venus: a play
NKAA Source: Biography index (serial)
NKAA Source: Contemporary Black biography. Profiles from the international black community, vol. 34

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“Parks, Suzan-Lori,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed August 21, 2019, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/87.

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