Text Set: AMERICAN MOOR Talks Back to OTHELLO
What happens when a Black American actor gives the word “Moor” a whole new set of meanings?
High school students should read American Moor. Find out why.
“We ain’t gotten past Othello’s first speech and everything they told you is a lie. Commune with me in contemplation of the magnitude of moment before us. Honor it with something, anything more than simply Brabantio’s privilege of place. Meet me here, in this sacred space, with half the courage of a Desdemona and I will lift you, in life and love, in death and despair.” – American Moor by Keith Hamilton Cobb