Not a Genuine Black Man Examines Race and Upbringing
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The last date listed for Not a Genuine Black Man was Saturday June 14, 2014 / 8:00pm.
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As usual Brian Copeland is brilliant. I think this presentation which was his first is also his best. I must have been living hell to live in San Leandro then. It reminds of me the first black children who integrated southern schools.
Not a Genuine Black Man contains adult language.
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Copeland is a winning, magnetic performer who knows how to work an audience … a beautiful mix of wry humor and heartbreak, indignation and inspiration, a singular story of extreme isolation that speaks to anyone who’s ever felt out of place. —San Francisco Chronicle
“Copeland’s ability to captivate an audience rivals many a celebrated solo predecessor from Ruth Draper to Spalding Gray to Whoopi Goldberg … Copeland is a genuine discovery.” —Los Angeles Times
“Engaging … Copeland knows how to spin a dramatic yarn.” —The New York Times
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