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Thumbnail of The  history of the Negro in twelve living pictures

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

Thumbnail of Fragment of Jewel of Ethiopia

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

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1914

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

Outline of Star of Ethiopia

A heavily marked-up draft of the proceedings of the pageant's five scenes.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of Outline of Jewel of Ethiopia

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

Thumbnail of Proposal for Pageant of Negro history

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

Thumbnail of Timeline for Nine tales of black folk

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

Thumbnail of Star of Ethiopia blueprint

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

Thumbnail of Estimated cost of Philadelphia pageant

1915

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

Estimated cost of Philadelphia pageant

Estimating the whopping $4,100 expenses to be incurred by the Philadelphia production of "Star of Ethiopia."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of Outline of Star of Ethiopia

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, with some corrections and edits by Du Bois.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of Star of Ethiopia

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