God, heaven, and several Old Testament stories, including the Creation and Noah's Ark, are described supposedly using the perspective of rural, black Americans.
Did You Know?
The original Broadway stage production won the 1930 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It opened February 26, 1930, at the Mansfield Theatre in New York, and ran for 640 performances. Juanita Hall
, who later played "Bloody Mary" in the stage and film versions of Richard Rodgers
and Oscar Hammerstein II
's classic South Pacific
(1958), appeared in the original stage production. See more
When Noah is loading animals onto the ark, 4 sheep enter, not 2. Genesis 7:2 says that Noah was to board 2 of every "unclean" animal and 7 of every "clean" animal. Sheep are considered "clean." See more
Gangway for the lord god, Jehovah!
Featured in Heaven
Lord, I Don't Feel Noways Tired
Traditional spiritual from Hampton and Its Students (1872)
Performed by the Hall Johnson Choir See more