Paul Green

Paul Green

Paul Green

Associated Building(s): Paul Green Theater;

Other Relationships: Professor of Philosophy, Playright

Birthplace: Lillington, North Carolina

Lifespan: 1894-03-17/1981-05-04

Race: White

Sex: Male

Relationship(s) to University: Alumni, Professor

Era(s): The Great Depression, World War I

Involvement(s): Progressivism


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Latitude/Longitude: 35.402599, -78.816835

Paul Green (3/17/1894- 5/4/1989) studied playwrights at UNC, taking time off to volunteer with British engineers during World War I. After returning to UNC as faculty, he wrote notable plays such as In Abraham’s Bosom, a work that targeted the tragedy of racism, and The Lost Colony, the longest running outdoor drama in America. Much of his work featured African-Americans, matching his progressive mission that he maintained throughout his work. The Paul Green Theatre is now home to the mainstage productions at UNC.

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