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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’ play Creoles opens, with Effie Chamberlain, and  Belle Davis.

The Haverhill, Massachusetts’s 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

Poetry Corner

To be a Negro on a day like this Demands forgiveness. Bruised with blow on blow, Betrayed, like him whose woe dimmed eyes gave bliss, Still must one succor... AT THE CLOSED GATE OF JUSTICE by James David Corrothers.
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