She acted and directed James Baldwin
's play "The Amen Corner" in a Classic Contemporary American Plays production at the Ford Theater in Los Angeles, California, with BeBe Drake, Amad Jackson, Iona Morris, Lou Myers
, Portia Realer, Riley Roberts, Pamela Shaddock, Michele Shay, Dick Anthony Williams, and Felicia Wilson in the ...
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I feel it is vital to understand your own culture because the history that you are defines, in a great sense, who you can be in the present time. I find that so very often, as an African-American woman, who I am is being defined by other people rather than myself.
Following graduation from Howard University, she joined the Group Theater Workshop in New York, one of the premier Black theater groups in the country at the time.