William B. Branch

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William Blackwell Branch (born September 11, 1927, New Haven, Connecticut) is an African-American playwright, and editor.[1]

He graduated from Northwestern University in 1949, and from Columbia University with an M.F.A. in 1958. He studied at Yale University in 1965-66. He taught at Cornell University, and William Paterson College, 1994-96.



  • In Splendid Error, 1954 [2]
  • A Wreath for Udomo, 1962
  • Fifty Steps Toward Freedom, 1970
  • A Medal for Willie 1985


  • Together for Days, 1972



  • "Still a Brother: Inside the Black Middle Class", 1968



  • Black Theatre: A 20th Century Collection of the Work of Its Best Playwrights, edited by Lindsey Patterson, Dodd-Mead, 1971
  • Woodie King, eds. (1972). Black Drama Anthology. Photographer Ron Milner. Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-451-04852-3.  (reissue New American Library, 1986, ISBN 978-0-452-00902-8)
  • Black Theatre USA: 45 Plays by Black Americans, 1847-1974, edited by J. Hatch, Free Press, 1974
  • Standing Room Only, edited by Daigon and Bernier, Prentice-Hall, 1977
  • Meeting Challenges, edited by J. Nelson, American Book, 1980
  • Errol Hill, ed. (May 1, 2000). Black Heroes, Seven Plays. Applause Books. ISBN 978-1-55783-027-2. 


  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/11/William-B-Branch.html
  2. ^ Errol Hill, James Vernon Hatch (2003). A history of African American theatre. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-62443-5. 

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