Julian Mayfield papers 1949-1984


Julian Mayfield papers, 1949-1984

Julian Mayfield papers 1949-1984

The collection documents Julian Mayfield's career as a writer, educator and actor, and his activities as a political expatriate in West Africa and Guyana. Significant correspondents include fellow African-American expatriates and friends Maya Angelou, Herman Kofi Bailey, Sylvia Boone, William Branch, Tom Feelings, David DuBois, Preston King, Jim Lacy, Calvin and Elinor Sinnette, and Alice Windom. Other correspondents are John Henrik Clarke, Jules Dassin, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, James Forman, Richard Gibson, Gloria Joseph, Woodie King, Paul Mann, William Marshall, Truman Nelson, and Conor Cruise O'Brien.

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Gibson, Richard, 1931-....

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King, Preston T., 1936-

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Nkrumah, Kwame, 1909-1972

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Teacher, prime minister of the Gold Coast and president of Ghana, Pan-Africanist, and author. From the description of Papers, 1955-1987 (bulk 1965-1974). (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70939653 ...

Bailey, Herman Kofi, Jr., 1931-1981

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King, Woodie

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Clarke, John Henrik, 1915-1998

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Born in 1915, the oldest son of an Alabama sharecropper family, John Henrik Clarke was a self-trained historian who edited and wrote over thirty books, and was a leading figure in the development of African heritage and black studies programs nationwide. He was a co-founder of the Harlem Quarterly (1949-1951) and an associate editor of the journal Freedomways. During the 1960s, he served as director of the African Heritage unit of the anti-poverty program Harlem Youth Op...

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

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W. E. B. Dubois secured his position as one of the key voices in the argument over the role of the black man in modern America through his seemingly endless works of social activism. He was an educator (at Fisk University and Atlanta University), a founder of the Niagara Movement (which later merged into the NAACP), the long-time editor of the NAACP publication, The Crisis, a lecturer, political activist, and prolific writer. His works include: The Souls of Black Folk, Dusk of Dawn, and an Autob...

Joseph, Gloria I.

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An African American woman, Joseph grew up in Louisiana and then worked and raised her children as a single parent in California. Although she never completed high school, she received her A.A. degree in 1978 and went on to found a housecleaning business. From the description of Papers, 1982. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122471585 ...

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Marshall, William, 1924-

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Forman, James, 1928-2005

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Author, journalist, and civil rights leader. From the description of James Forman papers, 1848-2005 (bulk 1961-2001). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 498421203 Biographical Note 1928, Oct. 4 Born, Chicago, Ill. 1947 1951 Served, United States ...

Guyana. Ministry of Information and Culture

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Williams, Robert Franklin, 1925-....

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Dee, Ruby

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Mayfield, Julian, 1928-1984

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Julian Mayfield lived a varied career as a novelist, playwright, actor, journalist and critic, aide to two heads of state, an educator and writer-in-residence at several colleges and universities. He wrote, produced and directed several off-Broadway and summer stock productions between 1949 and 1954. He played the juvenile lead role of Absalom Kumalo in the Kurt Weill-Maxwell Anderson musical "Lost in the Stars," and directed Ossie Davis's first play, "Alice in Wonder," ...

Dassin, Jules, 1911-2008

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Nelson, Truman, 1911-1987

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Angelou, Maya, 1928-2014

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Maya Angelou (b. Marguerite Annie Johnson, April 4, 1928, St. Louis, MO–d. May 28, 2014, Winston-Salem, NC) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She became a poet and writer after a series of occupations as a young adult, including fry cook, sex worker, nightclub dancer and performer, c...

Davis, Ossie

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Ossie Davis is an actor, playwright and director who has performed for stage, film and television, and specializes in film production relating to black culture and history. Born in 1919 in Cogdell, Georgia, Davis attended Howard University from 1938 to 1941. His theater career began in the early 1940's with such plays to his credit as "Anna Lucasta," "No Time for Sergeants," "A Raisin in the Sun," and "Purlie Victorious." Three of the many films he acted in are "The Joe Louis Story,...

Mallory, Mae

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Du Bois, David Graham

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Howard University

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Burnham, Forbes, 1923-1985

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Cordero, Ana Livia

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Cambridge, Joan

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Boone, Sylvia Ardyn

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Branch, William B.

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Sinnette, Calvin

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O'Brien, Conor Cruise, 1917-2008

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Economist. From the description of Oral history interview with Conor Cruise O'Brien, 2001. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 761273570 ...

Windom, Alice

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Sinnette, Elinor Des Verney

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Feelings, Tom

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Guy, Rosa

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African American author; originally of Trinidad; came to the U.S. in 1932; b. Rosa Cuthbert Guy, 1928. From the description of Rosa Guy collection, [19--]. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70958591 ...