UC Berkeley Library

You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

Using the Library during COVID-19

During the pandemic, many of our services are being offered in new ways. To find the latest information on course reserves, book returns, 24/7 online help, and more, visit our COVID-19 portal, which provides more up-to-date information than the text below.

Panorama of African-American Theatre.

Dignity of Man and Origins of African-American Theatre. A brief history of Black American performers. Includes excerpts from Colored People's Time. 15 min. Emergence of the African-American Performing Arts Includes brief history of black American performers, and excerpt from Simply heavenly, by Langston Hughes. 15 min. Power of the African-American Playwright. A brief survey of the work of Afro-American playwrights. Includes excerpts from Raisin in the sun, Purlie Victorious, and The Colored Museum.15 min. Present and Future Direction of African-American Theatre. A brief examination of current and future trends in Afro-American drama. Includes excerpts from the plays Fences and and The Colored Museum. 15 min.