We're the only colored people here" by Gwendolyn Brooks is a short story about two lovers Maud Martha and Paul engaging in an everyday event of going out. We all need something to take us out of our comfort live. They were both African Americans leaving in the age where United States was still mostly segregated even when segregation was supposed to be lifted. They wanted to go out for the night. Maud was feeling really good about herself and did not want to go to the same place they always go; she wanted to go to a bigger theater called "The playhouse". The problem was that it was full of white people and Paul did not really want to go there but just to satisfy Maud for that night he agreed. When they got there, they looked around nervously and even though they went in to enjoy the play, they discovered that they were "the only colored people there".