All God's Chillun Got Wings (play)

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All God's Chillun Got Wings was a 1924 play by Eugene O'Neill about miscegenation.

Paul Robeson performed in the premiere,[1] in which he portrayed the black husband of an abusive white woman who, resenting her husband's skin colour, destroys his promising career as a lawyer.[2]


Trish Van Devere played in the 1975 Broadway revival, along with James Earl Jones, Jimmy Baio and Kathy Rich.

Devin Haqq and Barbra Wengerd appeared in the 2013 production of the show in Brooklyn, New York.



  1. ^ American Experience | Eugene O'Neill | A Controversial Play | PBS
  2. ^ "All God's Chillun". Time (magazine). March 17, 1924. Retrieved 2007-06-21. The dramatic miscegenation will shortly be enacted in the Provincetown Playhouse, Manhattan, by a brilliant Negro named Paul Robeson ...