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1941

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

The darker wisdom prophecies in tale and play, seeking to pierce the gloom of 1940

An early version of this theatrical work "seeking to pierce the gloom of 1940," bearing very minimal editorial mark-up.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

Peace

Five loose pages of an early rendering of "Peace," the fourth act of Du Bois's theatrical compendium "Darker Wisdom / Sorcery of Color."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

The first tale black man, a fantasy

An introduction and early rendering of this work, which first appeared in the 1931 compilation, "Playthings of the Night," and which takes place at "the Earth's beginnings, when the moon was young."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

The slave, the serf, and the blond beast a vision

An updated rendering of this work, which first appeared in the 1931 compilation, "Playthings of the Night," under the title "The All-Mother" and which now comprises the body of "Power & War," the second movement of "Darker Wisdom / Sorcery of Color."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

The Christ of the Andes

An updated rendering of this work, which first appeared in the 1931 compilation, "Playthings of the Night," and which now comprises the body of "Peace & War," the fourth movement of "Darker Wisdom / Sorcery of Color."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

The slave, the serf, and the blond beast

An introduction and early rendering of this work, which first appeared in the 1931 compilation, "Playthings of the Night," and which takes place at "the Earth's beginnings, when the moon was young." Chapter 10.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

Black man and the moon A dramatic phantasy

A clean-looking copy of a draft of this work, which first appeared in the 1931 compilation, "Playthings of the Night."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

Title page for The Sorcery of Color

An isolated title page for these "trials in tale and rhythm to pierce the gloom of the nineteen forties," and set in 4 movements: Love and race, Power and war, Race and Peace, and Peace and War."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

The sorcery of color prophecies in tale and play, seeking to pierce the gloom of 1940

Title page, list of illustrations, and two loose pages (21 and 21A) of this work for theatre; title manifests Du Bois's revision from "The Darker Wisdom" to "The Sorcery of Color."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

The Christ of the Andes

An updated rendering of this work, which first appeared in the 1931 compilation, "Playthings of the Night," and which now appears as "Peace," the fourth movement of "Darker Wisdom / Sorcery of Color."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers