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It bees dat way (a confrontational ritual) : play

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0852

Scope and Content Note

Mechanically reproduced typescript of Ed Bullins's play, It Bees Day Way (a Confrontational Ritual) .

The title page of this one act play bears the typed addresses of Ed Bullins and The New Lafayette Agency, both in Harlem, New York City. Page nine concludes with the typed note: "Ed Bullins, Harlem, Dec. 27, 1969." This play was published in Four Dynamite Plays by Morrow in 1972.


  • Creation: 1969 December 27


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Ed Bullins (1935- )

African American playwright Ed Bullins, who began writing plays as a political activist in the mid-1960s and was later the associate director of Harlem's New Lafayette Theatre, helped shape the revolutionary theater of black experience.

"Ed Bullins." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography Resource Center). (accessed November 2009).


1 item (11 pages)


This 11-page manuscript is a mechanically reproduced typescript of Ed Bullins's play, It Bees Dat Way (a Confrontational Ritual)..


Purchase, 2004.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Shelving Summary

Box 59, F0852: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.


Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, November 2009. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

Finding aid for It bees dat way (a confrontational ritual) : play
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2009 November 20
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