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Master of Science

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The Negro's Role In Legitimate Drama

Growing out of the evolutionary process of Native American drama are drama of life and a possible Negro theatre that have more national than racial significance. The province of native American drama has given national drama new themes and has made significant contributions and revealed new possibilities to the theatre of today and tomorrow.

There can be no doubt that the Negro has already made his place in drama. Following his physical emancipation, he was too preoccupied with his impersonation of the "joke" he was supposed to be, to be himself, and his opportunities in drama were limited to the minstral show and the vaudeville stage.


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John B Coleman Library

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Prairie View




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