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The African Grove Theater:  America’s First Commercially Successful Black Theater Company

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As early as 1820, African-American William Brown created the African Grove Theater, housed first in a tea garden and then in an old hospital in Manhattan. Said to be America’s first black theater company, the African Grove Theater—sometimes also known as the African Company—performed Richard III and Othello, as well …read more

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