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Mon, 08.04.1890

The First Black Woman Performers On An American Stage

Effie Chamberlain, Creoles

*On this date in 1890, Sam T. Jacks’s play Creoles opens with Effie Chamberlain and  Belle Davis.

The Haverhill, Massachusetts production is the first time Black women were featured as performers on a public stage

To become an Actor or Actress


The African American Atlas
Black History & Culture an Illustrated Reference
by Molefi K. Asanta and Mark T. Mattson
Macmillan USA, Simon & Schuster, New York
ISBN 0-02-864984-2

New Poem Each Day

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When you lie again in the street of forgetfulness smashed beyond recognition courting the dark avenue, when you wake to the alien walls that do not touch your... TO A WOMAN POET THAT I KNOW by Pinkie Gordon Lane.
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