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Anna Lucasta (movie)poster, 1958
On this date in 1944, the play "Anna Lucasta" opened on Broadway.
The American Negro Theater produced this first all-Black production with a non-racial theme. It starred Hilda Simms and Frederick O'Neal. The setting was the Lucasta living room in Pennsylvania and Noah's Bar in Brooklyn, in early 1941.
The African American Atlas
Black History & Culture an Illustrated Reference
by Molefi K. Asanta and Mark T. Mattson
Macmillan USA, Simon & Schuster, New York