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“The only true history of the times”: African American History Onstage

Crossing the Line joins a long tradition of staged performances that dramatize the African American past. Black performing artists have long recognized that the stage is a vitally important platform for the telling of historical stories. As the African American theater critic Lester Walton wrote in 1903, “The stage is the medium by means of which ideas – whether true or false – are disseminated; where many opinions are molded…. The stage will be one of the principal factors in ultimately placing the negro before the public in his true and proper light.”

By | May 29th, 2018|