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Playwright Laurence Holder, discusses his Historical Plays running in NYC!

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Join Laurence Holder on The Gist of Freedom, Wednesday, May 19th, at 6pm EST, 9pm PST. Before "Soldier Story", "Hurricane" and "American Gangster", Denzel Washington starred in Mr. Holder's "When The Chickens Came Home To Roost" an account of Malcom X's and Elijah Muhammad's controversial relationship. Chickens Came Home to Roost is only a snippet of the trails that Mr. Holder laid for others to blaze. Over the course of his fifty year writing career, Mr. Lawrence Holder has chronicled the souls of black life in dozens of Historical African American Plays, resurrecting countless Harlemites; such as Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes and Valaida Snow. Holder raises our political