Gallery view

1929 Nov. 28

McPherson, C. D., Mrs.

Letter from Mrs. C. D. McPherson to The Crisis

Woodstock (Ont.) - Concerning a request for information on Frank Wilson and recommendations for one or two-act plays by and about African Americans.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1946 Oct. 7

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

On the drama

Du Bois charts his involvement and interest in drama; mentioning "The Star of Ethiopia" and the KRIGWA players. Speech given to the group Stage for Action.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1914

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

Star of Ethiopia

An early draft of the proceedings of the pageant's five scenes.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1915

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

Star of Ethiopia scrapbook

A compilation of clippings, news features, articles, and mementos from the 1915 production of "The Star of Ethiopia."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

The all-mother

A full draft and prelude to this (later retitled) play. See also mums312-b233-i074 through i077; mums312-b235-i018.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 Mar. 16

Meyer, Annie Nathan, 1867-1951

Letter from Annie Nathan Meyer to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Remarking on the Memorial Service for Florence Kelley; describing her new play, "Black Souls," and its stylistic novelty; quoting John Haynes Holmes' comments on her work; and hoping he can attend opening night.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Oct. 28

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to The Cleveland Press

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Louis B. Seltzer; on Harry Davis' recommendation, writing regarding the pageant "The Star of Ethiopia"; describing the scope of the work and its four productions to date; asserting "as you may well imagine, colored people do extraordinarily well in pageantry," and pledging to send related photos and press clippings when these become available.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

The tabu of Christ on the Andes

A handwritten introduction to "Christ on the Andes" (ultimately renamed "The Christ of the Andes," explaining the play's themes and purposes.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1915

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

Outline of Seven gifts of Ethiopia

Outlining 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."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

Contents page of Playthings of the Night

Listing the ten components of Du Bois's "Playthings of the Night: An Essay Toward an American Negro Drama."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers