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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

Reference:

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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

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