Colored drawing of James Hewlett as Richard the Third, African Grove Theatre, 1821-1831

1821- The African Grove Theatre was founded in 1821. The African Grove Theatre housed The African Company, which was a theatre troupe that consisted entirely of Black actors and crew members. The African Company primarily put on classics and played to a largely African American audience. Click here to learn more about William Henry Brown

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But someday somebody'll Stand up and talk about me, And write about me — Black and beautiful — And sing about me, And put on plays about me! I reckon it'll be Me myself! Yes, it'll be me. -#LangstonHughes

 

 

 

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