The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Oct. 6, 1947

Our Lan' (by Theodore Ward; produced by Eddie Dowling & Louis J. Singer) is one more earnest, inept effort to picture the U.S. Negro on the stage as something more than a banjo-strumming, hosanna-shouting field hand. This one examines the struggles of a group of ex-slaves who are trying to hold on to Civil War land grants on an island off the Georgia coast. Without money or political know-how, and bedeviled at every turn by villainous planters, the Negroes doggedly stick to their freedom-loving principles as the forces of greed move in to destroy them.

Unfortunately, this simple story of faith is...

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