I Got Me a Part in a Broadway Show – The Story of Broadway's First Black Lead
Also, in the film, the character playing the now famous Paul Robeson initially turned down the role, calling it a "monstrosity." This underscored the controversy of the play and how even the most to–become ardent Black icons, Paul Robeson and Ossie Davis, learned to manage this minefield as well. But, why do we remember Robeson and Davis, but not Charles Gilpin?
Some U.S. Election Races to Watch
Inclusion and diversity will make its mark November 3. Seeking a seat at the table as firsts include Joyce Elliot from Arkansas, Mike Espy from Mississippi, LBGQT+ Americans from New York Mondaire Jones and Ritchie Torres, Nigerian–American Yinka Faleti in Missouri, Afro–LatinX Candace Valenzuela from Texas, African–Korean Marilyn Strickland (pictured) from Washington state, and Gambian American Samba Baldeh in Wisconsin.
Home schooling? Look for links under: "Children and Young Adults," Chicago Mayor Lightfoot (pictured) speaks for The Brookings Institution and links to the Constituency for Africa's Ronald Brown Series are under "Civic Involvement," and The Library of Congress' National Book Fair is under "Cultural." "Under Nature and Children and Young Adults," you will find: Hike! Northwest Indiana's Dune and Swale Nature Preserves. CR Gibbs has a new lecture under "History."
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