Civil rights interracial theatre plays
Civil Rights Era on Broadway
An interracial African American theatre began with victims of the slave trade from western Africa, who retained many of their Black characters in early white plays were always played by whites in black make-up.
The first . It began to rebuild in the early s, finding a new voice in the growing civil rights movement.
Description:It contains the full text of more than 1, plays, along with associated visual resources. In the s, activism became the dominant theme of much black theatre. That is they must be written by Negro authors who understand from birth and continual association just what is means to be a Negro today. African American theatre began with victims of the slave trade from western Africa, who retained many of their performance traditions, such as ensemble improvisation, in the New World.