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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)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1915
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Noting the various logistical and material requirements for the work's production and suggesting that it run in Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago, following its run in New York.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1913
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The first [fragmented] page describing the pageant's first scene, with musical indications noted in margin.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1914
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One page of the musical accompaniment to "Star of Ethiopia" with a note to W. E. B. Du Bois at margin.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

1915
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An early draft of the proceedings of the pageant's five scenes.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1914
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Various renderings of outlines, scenes, instructions, and general ideas for the staging and production of this pageant.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1913
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Listing and illustrating the order and arrangement of the characters' entrances and exits upon and off the stage. Verso shows official pageant letterhead.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1915
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Brief preludes to the play's six episodes, plus one postlude.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1915
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Outlining and briefly describing the ancient and contemporary history of the black races, from 50,000 B.C. to 2000 A.D.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1941
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A detailed rendering of the play's five scenes, complete with list of characters, props, and musical accompaniment.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1914