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Mon, 08.04.1890

First Black women featured on an American stage

Effie Chamberlain, Creoles

*On this date in 1890 Sam T. Jacks’ play Creoles opens.

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

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

To become an Actor or Actress

Reference:

LOC.gov

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