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Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement

Explore the birth of a new theatre out of the Civil Rights activism of the 1950s, '60s and '70s in this veritable video encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events of a movement that transformed the American stage. Interviews with Amiri Baraka, Ossie Davis, James Earl Jones and Ntozake Shange reveal a collective aspiration to create theatre serving the Black community. Excerpts from A Raisin in the Sun, Black Girl, Dutchman and for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf show the groundwork for the Black theatre of today. Directed by Woodie King, Jr.,1978, U.S., 110 minutes, English, documentary.

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January 25, 2023

7:30PM

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Bruce Montgomery Theatre - 3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104 3680 Walnut Street Philadelphia 19104 PA US

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