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It bees dat way (a confrontational ritual) : play


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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).

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.

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

Purchase, 2004.

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

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2009 November 20
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It Bees Dat Way (A Confrontational Ritual) : play, 1969 December 27.
Box 59 Folder F0852

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