The Meeting (play)

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The Meeting
Written by Jeff Stetson
Characters Martin Luther King, Jr.
Malcolm X
Date premiered 1987
Place premiered Harlem, New York City, New York
Original language English
Genre Drama

The Meeting is a 1987 American play by Jeff Stetson about an imaginary meeting between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X in 1965 in a hotel in Harlem during the height of the Civil Rights Movement.[1][2] The play was later televised on American Playhouse in 1989.[3][4]


The Meeting won a Louis B. Mayer Award and eight 1987 NAACP Theatre Awards.[1] It has been performed throughout Europe and the United States.[1]

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