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Live from the Reading Room: Julian Mayfield to Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis

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Live from the Reading Room: Correspondence is a podcast series that aims to share interesting and engaging letters written by or to key historical figures from the African Diaspora. 

Each episode highlights a letter from popular collections housed in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.

This episode features a letter from educator, writer, actor,  director, and Civil Rights activist, Julian Mayfield, to his dear friends, the dynamic actors, writers, playrights, poets, and Civil Rights activists, Ruby Dee, and Ossie Davis.

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee in the stage production Purlie Victorious.
Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee in the stage production Purlie Victorious." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1961. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6d3e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

 

This correspondence is recited by Linden Anderson, Library Technical Assistant III, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.

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