Blues for Mister Charlie

Introduction

Blues for Mister Charlie is James Baldwin's second play, a tragedy in three acts. It was first produced and published in 1964.[1] It is dedicated to the memory of Medgar Evers, and his widow and his children, and to the memory of the dead children of Birmingham."[2] The play is loosely based on the Emmett Till murder that occurred in Money, Mississippi, before the Civil Rights Movement began.[3]


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