Do Lord Remember Me

Ebony Jo Ann & Glynn Turman

De Jongh’s most produced play, it is a full-length memory play with music. It is a tribute to the triumphs of African Americans over slavery from emancipation through the Federal Theatre project. – The A to Z of African American Theatre

From 1936 to 1938 the New Deal’s Federal Writers’ Project transcribed 2,300 oral histories in 17 states, assembling a massive bank of memories called Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States. James de Jongh’s Do Lord Remember Me is derived from these first-person accounts by ex-slaves, recalled when they were in their 80s and 90s. The two-act play dramatizes about 20 of these interviews recorded by the FWP. @ThisStage

Presented as part of the 1976-77 Season

Artist Credits

Credit Artist Photo
Playwright James de Jongh
Director Reggie Life
Actor Ebony Jo Ann
Actor Glynn Turman
Actor Lou Myers
Actor Frances Foster
Actor Barbara Montgomery
Actor Chuck Patterson

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