The National Museum of African-American Culture and History officially opened this past weekend in Washington D.C. Among the almost 37,000 objects in its permanent collection are photographs, programs and the like connected to the theater. Below is a sample.
Also, check out the exhibition Taking the Stage
“Taking the Stage provides visitors with the opportunity to reconnect with some of their favorite popular culture memories as well as to contemplate how the roles black artists played on the stage and screen reflected changing aspirations, struggles, and realities for black people in American society.”
— This article originally appeared on Jonathan Mandell’s website, NewYorkTheatre.me, and is reposted here with permission.