Black Theater: The Making of a Movement
1978 / 114 min. / digital video
Bronzeville Historical Society
Parkway Ballroom, 4455 S. MLK Dr., Suite 103
Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 2pm
Presented by South Side Projections and the Bronzeville Historical Society.
All attendees are required to wear a mask to this event regardless of vaccination status.
Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement documents the birth of a new theatre out of the Civil Rights activism of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. It is a veritable video encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events of a movement that transformed the American stage. Amiri Baraka, Ossie Davis, James Earl Jones, and Ntozake Shange describe their aspirations for a theatre serving the Black community. Excerpts of A Raisin in the Sun, Black Girl, Dutchman and For Colored Girls… reveal how these actors and playwrights laid the basis for the Black theater of the present. (Woodie King Jr., 1978, 114 min., DVD)