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Edward J. McCoo was the writer, editor, and producer of Ethiopia at the Bar of Justice, an African American paegent (play) expressing the belief that the beginning of civilization took place in Africa. In the play, Ehiopia (feminine) represented the entire continent of African. The play was a favorite Black pride performance during the 1920s-1930s. The play was promoted in the US and the Caribbean by Black leaders.

“McCoo, Edward Jordan (the first),” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database.

Richardson, Willis. Plays and Pageants from the Life of the Negro. Washington, D.C.: Associated Publishers, 1930. Includes the play, Ethiopia at the Bar of Justice.

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