After Wilson's parents divorced his mother married David Bedford, his mother and his siblings moved to a mostly white suburb in the Oakland section in 1961. After being bullied from the student’s everyday he transferred to Connelly Vocational High School, and later on to Gladstone High School. According to (www.biography.com) when August was 15 years old, he pursued an independent education at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. August dropped out because of his teacher accusing him of plagiarizing a twenty page report about Napoleon.
According to the World Book (Adler) “August Wilson was a leading African American play wright. His work is a cycle of ten plays called "The Pittsburgh Cycle" that traces the black experience in America.” Mr.Wilson did a total number of ten play based on the 20th century. A play for each decade. August wrote about the ever changing texture of the African American life. The play for each decade idea didn't come to him till later when he looked at the dates of his previous plays; 1911, 1927, 1941, 1957, and 1971. He thought about it and the idea of a...
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