|Item ID||Egyptian19680119Convo.tif |
|Title||Convo Sees in While America |
|Description||Play Traces Negro Progress |
|Original Publication Source||Daily Egyptian |
|Date||1968 January 19 |
|Digital File Format||.TIF (Tagged Image Format) |
|Digital File Publisher||Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale |
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|Collection||Daily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) |
|Transcript||Convo Sees in While America|
Play Traces Negro Progress
"In White America" was presemed at the University Convocation Thursday afternoon by nine students of the Theatre Department's Touring Company. The.play portrays the Negroes struggle for freedom in the United States.
In White America" was written by Martin B, Duberman to Illustrate the progress the American Negro has made in civil rights. The play emphasized major Negro problems and advancements from slave trade days up to the present. The cast included three Negroes. Each student portrayed various characters, some for and some against the Negro cause.
All theatre majors are required to take a practlcum. They have a choice of going on a fall tour or doing a summer stock show in New Salem. The course carries 12 hours credit.
This group has toured 23 cities In and out of lllinois. The play was received with mixed response due to the nature of the subject. In Minnesota, however, they got a standing ovation.