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African American dramatists--20th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh87003937

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Amiri Baraka papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0699
Abstract

Amiri Baraka (1934-2014), known early in his career as LeRoi Jones, was a widely published African American writer who produced poetry, drama, fiction, essays, and music criticism. Much of Baraka’s work addressed the subjects of Black liberation and white racism. The Amiri Baraka papers comprise the author’s writings, sketchbooks, and artwork, as well as correspondence and ephemera related to his involvement in theatrical and film productions.

Dates: circa 1965-2006

Black America : story

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0099-F0868B
Abstract

American film writer and producer Lew Lipton worked on the ultimately unproduced story and screenplay for “Black America” from 1935 until his death in 1961. Originally titled “Harlem Cavalcade,” it follows the story of African American life from 1626 to the 1930s.

Dates: approximately 1960-1961

Harlem cavalcade : story and screen play

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0099-F0868A
Abstract

American film writer and producer Lew Lipton worked on the ultimately unproduced story and screenplay for “Harlem Cavalcade” from 1935 until his death in 1961. Retitled “Black America” in later drafts, it follows the story of African American life from 1626 to the 1930s.

Dates: approximately 1935-1961