Le Roi Jones's Dutchman as a Revolutionary Play


lt is about a play by LeRio Jones, later known as Amiri Baraka, in which he presents an image of American society showing an encounter between a black man and a white woman who meet in a train. When the play begins we are introduced to the two characters who indulge ina discussion that develops into a fight that ends with the death of the man who is killed by the white woman. After that the body of the bourgeois black man is got rid of by the persons in the wagon as they are ordered by the killer. The aim of the study is to show that the play was intended to be a revolutionary play that aimed at agitating the black people against the injustice practiced by the whitemen in American society at the time.