Erika Munk to Joy (page 1)

Erika Munk

Amistad Research Center

Amistad Research Center
New Orleans, United States

This letter written by Erika Munck, managing editor of the Tulane Drama Review, describes the audience's reaction to a performance of In White America in Indianola, Mississippi, during the first summer of touring in 1964. A group of white men attended the performance and it was assumed that some of them were part of the White Citizens Council, a white supremacist organization. They did not disrupt the performance. The letter also states that civil rights activist, Fannie Lou Hamer attended the Free Southern Theater performance in Ruleville, Mississippi.


  • Title: Erika Munk to Joy (page 1)
  • Creator: Erika Munk
  • Subject Keywords: Free Southern Theater, African American theater--History--20th century, American drama--Southern States
  • Type: document
  • Rights: Physical rights are retained by the Amistad Research Center. The materials in this exhibition are being made available for personal and scholarly research use only. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws. If you are the rightful copyright holder of an item represented in this exhibition and wishes to have it removed, please submit a request to reference@amistadresearchcenter.org including proof of ownership and clear identification of the work, preferably with URL.
  • Repository: Amistad Research Center
  • Extent: 2 p.
  • Date: 1964-08-19
  • Collection: Free Southern Theater records

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