Gallery view

1915

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The history of the Negro in twelve living pictures

Listing chronologically the key pivotal events that marked the lives of early black Americans and briefly describing iconic scenes for each.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1915

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Fragment of Jewel of Ethiopia

Fragment of the title page of the 2nd draft of the pageant, consisting of 5 scenes, 12 episodes, and running 2 and a half hours. See also mums312-b233-i029, i030, i032 for additional notes.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1915

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Outline of Jewel of Ethiopia

Outlining the 6 basic episodes of the "masque" and listing the work's dramatis personae, 69 characters, and 10 animals. See also mums312-b233-i029, i031, i032 for additional notes.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1913

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Proposal for Pageant of Negro history

Fragment of pageant proposal; see mums312-b223-i037 for complete version.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Timeline for Nine tales of black folk

Outlining the major dates and events within ancient and contemporary history of the black races, from 50,000 B.C. to 2000 A.D., and in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1916

Miller, Kelly, 1863-1939

Star of Ethiopia blueprint

Blueprint star and stage designed by Kelly Miller, Jr. and Fred B. Pelham for "The Star of Ethiopia."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1914

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Star of Ethiopia

A more detailed draft of the proceedings of the pageant's five scenes, noting that the work was composed for the Women's Club of Xenia, Ohio. Bears some hand-scripted corrections and edits by Du Bois.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1914

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Outline of Star of Ethiopia

A draft of the proceedings of the pageant's five scenes and their respective episodes.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1913

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Proposal for Pageant of Negro history

Briefly describing the purpose and various components of this "series of living pictures, with some movement, accompanied by music," and focused predominantly on Ethiopian history.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1915

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Notes on The jewel of Ethiopia

Notes on the stage directions (or locations) of the play's characters during the first, second, third, and fourth scenes. See mums312-b233-i029, i030, i031 for additional notes.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers