The Jewelry Box

In this hilariously heartwarming story, a prequel to Copeland’s hit solo show ‘Not a Genuine Black Man’, a young Brian heads to the “mean streets” of Oakland to buy his mom a Christmas present.

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Not a Genuine Black Man

In 1972, the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing called San Leandro, CA “a racist bastion of white supremacy. It was considered one of the most racist suburbs in America. CBS News and Newsweek covered the story. The US Commission on Civil Rights conducted hearings.

And then, we moved to town.

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