The Meeting (play)

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The Meeting
Written byJeff Stetson
CharactersMartin Luther King, Jr.
Malcolm X
Date premiered1987
Place premieredHarlem, New York City, New York
Original languageEnglish

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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  1. ^ a b c "Play Will Portray Meeting Of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X". Chicago Tribune. February 2, 1992.
  2. ^ Tommney, Jim (January 31, 2014). "The Meeting Imagines a Meeting of Length Between Martin Luther King and Malcolm X". Houston Press.
  3. ^ Mills, Nancy (April 8, 1989). "A 'Meeting' of Minds : Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X: What If . . . ?". Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ Goodman, Walter (May 3, 1989). "Review/Television; An Imaginary Meeting of Dr. King and Malcolm X". The New York Times.

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