Gallery view

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

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

1915

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

Outline of Seven gifts of Ethiopia

Fragment of outline of a series of ideas and sequences on this pageant designed to illustrate "the part which the American Negro has played in the making of America." See mums312-b233-i043 and i045 for more complete renderings.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

Christ on the Andes a play in three acts [fragment]

A somewhat fragmented early draft of the play, with some chunks missing, and bearing many editorial and physical cut-and-paste revisions.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

Beside the still waters [fragment]

Three loose pieces of a draft of this foreword to Playthings of the Night on "the relationship between the theatre and the American Negro." See also mums312-b233-i051.

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

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

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

1913

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

Notes on Pageant of Negro history

Fragments of note on the play outlining the various events to be commemorated theatrically by its sequential episodes.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers