[AFRICAN AMERICANA - THEATER]. BULLINS, Ed (b.1935), editor. Black Theatre. [Vol. I], number 1. New York: New Lafayette Theatre, 1968.

32pp., 4to, 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (light toning). 

FIRST ISSUE of a periodical covering Black theatre news in New York, New Orleans, San Francisco, Oakland, and Philadelphia. Edited by playwright and one-time Black Panther Minister of Culture Ed Bullins, with Marvin X (b.1944) and Roscoe Orman (b.1944) also on the editorial board. Danky Handy 1044. 


WOODSON, Carter G. (1875-1950), editor. The Negro History Bulletin. Vol. II, number 4. Washington, DC: [Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History], January 1939. 8pp., folio, 10 x 12.5 in. Disbound. With front-page article "Dramatizing the Life of the Lowly" with an illustration of Black playwrights and actors including Paul Robeson, Richard B. Harrison, Charles Sidney Gilpin, and Bert Williams. Edited by Woodson, the second Black man after Du Bois to earn a PhD from Harvard and one of the first scholars to study African American history and the greater context of the African diaspora. Danky Handy 4172.

Estimate: $100 - $200

Internet Bidding

Have a Similar Item?

Consign With Us


Cowan’s Cincinnati Office offers an in-house, full-service shipping department which is unparalleled in the auction industry. Shipping costs are provided with your finalized invoice 24-48 hours after auction. For furniture and oversized items, we recommend using third-party services. For more information, click HERE or contact cowansshipping@hindmanauctions.com.  

NOTE: All pickups and preview are by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 513-871-1670 or email cincinnati@hindmanauctions.com