"Slaves" screenplay by Herbert J. Biberman and John O. Killens

"Slaves" screenplay by Herbert J. Biberman and John O. Killens

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Biberman, H. J., (Herbert J.)
Creator: Killens, John Oliver, 1916-1987
Title: "Slaves" screenplay by Herbert J. Biberman and John O. Killens
Dates: 1968
Quantity: 1.0 folder (1 screenplay)
Coll. Number: ms3229

Biographical/Historical Note

John Oliver Killens (1916-1987), a native of Macon, Georgia, was an African American writer who drew on his own encounters with racism to compose such works as Youngblood.

For further information, see the article "John Oliver Killens (1916-1987)" at New Georgia Encyclopedia.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the typewritten screenplay titled "Slaves," by Herbert J. Biberman and John O. Killens. The drama begins on a Kentucky ranch where the owner is forced to sell his slaves to a cruel plantation owner in Mississippi.


Index Terms

Screenplays.
Slavery--Southern States--Drama.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

"Slaves" screenplay by Herbert J. Biberman and John O. Killens, ms 3229. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Screenplay, 1968