Gallery view

1931

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

Black man stage directions

Very brief and somewhat vague notes on the play's theme's color coordinations.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

From Miss Randolph

Note in Du Bois's script indicating a set of pages typed or delivered by secretary Jeanette Randolph.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

Christ on the Andes

A handwritten early rendering of one of the play's monologues, scripted in Du Bois's pencil. Also contains notes for a speech.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

Note on Dark Wisdom / Sorcery of Color

An isolated fragment (page 116) of a draft bearing a summary of "Black Man"'s setting, argument, and dramatis personae.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

Sorcery of color arithmetic

A series of division and addition operations apparently but not necessarily related to this work for the stage.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

Fragment of unidentified story / play

A loose fragment of an unidentified, undated story or play starring an Algernon and Pomkey, "a Negro, shamed of nothing, save the Shameful."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

The prodigal race

A six-page rough outline of the charcters and five scenes of this play or tale/

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

Notes on Dark Wisdom / Sorcery of Color

Scrap papers bearing some rough lines of monologue for this work for the stage.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

Note on Dark Wisdom / Sorcery of Color

An isolated fragment (page 41) of an early draft outlining the settings of this work for stage, with some editorial marks.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers