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Author Lane, Stewart F., author.

Title Black Broadway : African Americans on the great white way / Stewart F. Lane ; foreword by Kenny Leon.

Publication Info. Garden City Park, NY : Square One Publishers, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Oversized    792.0899 LAN    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    OVERSZ 792.08996 LAN    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    792.08996 LAN    DUE 05-21-19
Description xii, 275 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents African-American theater through the nineteenth century -- The turn of the century -- The 1920s and the Harlem Renaissance -- Breadlines to breakthroughs : the 1930s and 1940s -- Postwar Broadway : the 1950s -- The turbulent Sixties -- The door has opened : the 1970s and 1980s -- Broadway now and tomorrow.
Summary The African-American actors and actresses whose names have shone brightly on Broadway marquees earned their place in history not only through hard work, perseverance, and talent, but also because of the legacy left by those who came before them. Like the doors of many professions, those of the theater world were shut to minorities for decades. While the Civil War may have freed the slaves, it was not until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s that the playing field began to level. In this remarkable book, theater producer and historian Stewart F. Lane uses words and pictures to capture this tumultuous century and to highlight the rocky road that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way.
Subject African Americans in the performing arts -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
African American theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
American drama -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
Broadway (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Added Author Leon, Kenny, writer of foreword.
ISBN 9780757003882 (hardback) : $39.95
0757003885 (hardback)

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