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

1931

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

Title page of Playthings of the Night

Title page of Du Bois's essay on "American Negro drama."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1908 May 18

Marshall, Douglass

Letter from Douglass Marshall to W. E. B. Du Bois

Detroit (Mich.) - Informing Du Bois of his aspirations of writing plays that reflect African American culture and looking for further inspiration.

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

1930 Jan. 31

Bethel Choir (Akron, Ohio)

Letter from The Bethel Choir of Akron, Ohio to the editor of The Crisis

Akron (Ohio) - Concerning a request for "Plays of Negro Life" by Locke, Gregory and Montgomery and "other plays of Negro life".

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers