Program for "Purlie Victorious" and "Waiting for Godot"

Free Southern Theater

Amistad Research Center

Amistad Research Center
New Orleans, United States

A program for the plays, Purlie Victorious and Waiting for Godot. Although the production of an absurdist work by an Irish playwright may have seemed at odds with FST's goals, upon viewing a production of Waiting for Godot in Ruleville, Mississippi, civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer commented that the play should be familiar to any African American who is still waiting for equality.


  • Title: Program for "Purlie Victorious" and "Waiting for Godot"
  • Creator: Free Southern Theater
  • 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: 1 p.
  • Date: 1965
  • Collection: Free Southern Theater records

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