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Roark Bradford

(1896—1948)


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(1896–1948),

author of stories about blacks and their folklore, whose books include Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun (1928), from which the play The Green Pastures (1930) was adapted; This Side of Jordan (1929); Ol' King David an' the Philistine Boys (1930); John Henry (1931), about the legendary hero, dramatized by the author in 1940; and How Come Christmas (1934), a one-act “modern morality.”

Subjects: Literature.


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