Authentic, original manuscript of the dramatic poetry of Evelyn Patterson Burrell entitled, Weep No More. Copy written in 1973, this work chronicles in narrative poetic verse, the plight of the Black people through history and slavery in the United States. This manuscript was written after her book was published, by Burrell with stage direction to facilitate the performance of the poetry as a play. It has hand written notes/edits by Burrell throughout, illustrations of slavery and photographs. This play consists of 300 lines and (4) four scenes. The play received commendatory critical acclaim. Originally published by Burton Johns, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Frederick L. Morey, editor and publisher said of it: Weep No More... invokes black militancy within a dramatic framework. Another commentary states, "Evelyn Patterson Burrell's books of poetry bear a resemblance to Alex Haley's 'ROOTS'." Interestingly enough, no black hero is mentioned throughout the work. "A black and cotton-headed man" who portrays the convener of the march for overcoming oppression, and as the assassinated. Minor bumps to the corners, soft cover. Inscriptions by Burrell throughout. Little to no tanning or foxing noted. A good read as well.