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Subseries 2.4
Speeches, 1957-1986
Boxes 52-53

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of speeches Killens wrote and delivered at various literary and political functions from 1957-1986. The material is composed entirely of typescripts, manuscripts, and notes.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order with undated first.

Box Folder Content
52 16 "The Artist and the Creative Act," manuscript, undated
52 17 "Engaged," manuscript, undated
52 18 [Jamaica], manuscript, undated
52 19 "No False Modesty," manuscript, undated
52 20 "The Responsibilities of the Black Educator and Communicator," typescript, Alliance of Black Educators, undated
52 21 "The Trouble With Negroes: They Strayed Too Far From Jesus," typescript, undated
52 22 "The Underground," for TV Guide, manuscript, undated
52 23 Address to the Association for the Study of Negro Life and Culture, typescript, Montgomery, Alabama, 1957
52 24 "Opportunities for Development of Negro Talent," typescript, circa 1959
52 25 "Review of Trumbull Park," autographing party, manuscript and typescript, May 10, 1959
52 26 "Negritude Americana," typescripts, Association of Artists for Freedom, 1963-1964
52 27 "Problems Faced by the Black Writer in the USA," manuscript, 1970s
52 28 "A Eulogy to Mrs. Mabel Ward Jones," typescript, February 3, 1972
52 29 "Black Academy of Arts and Letters Award Presentations," circa 1973
52 30 "Hollywood Ain't Ready Yet (And Neither is Mad Avenue)," typescript, Afro-American Studies Department, October 1973
52 31 "The Black Writer as a Force for Liberation," typescript, 1976
52 32 Eulogy for David M. Sibeko, typescript and manuscript, July 1, 1979
52 33 "The Black Tradition in American Literature," typescript, Ford-Turpin Symposium on Afro-American Literature, Baltimore, Maryland, April 8, 1983
52 34 "Reaffirmation," typescript, 1984
52 35 "After the Victory--Continue the Momentum," typescript, April 1984
52 36 "In the Great Tradition of Black Womanhood," typescript, Louise Patterson Celebration, New York City, September 16, 1984
52 37 "Remarks, At Dinner," manuscript, National Black Writers Conference, 1986
52 38 "The Challenge," manuscript and typescript, 1986
52 39 Notes: Miscellaneous holograph [1 of 2]
53 1 Notes: Miscellaneous holograph [2 of 2]
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