Continuing our coverage of Black History Month, BroadwayBox brings you a preview of some of the 300 rare photos that appear in Stewart F. Lane’s Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way. The new book by the six-time Tony winner chronicles the journey of black theatre in America, alongside a running timeline of African-American history, and celebrates the performers, playwrights, songwriters, directors, choreographers and designers who changed theatre throughout America and the world. Scroll on to marvel at 20 rare photos that appear in the book, and pick up your edition of Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way to see all 300.
Middle Passage, New York is running a program, Great Explorers Cultural Arts and Literacy Program , engaging students to research their history in America. This research will be utilized by students to create scripts, dance, and other art & performance medium under the guidance of professional artist, writers, and choreographers.
How can you help? Simple donation in support of this program allows you to aid this progressive program, purchase materials, create strong minds, and attend performances and cast party. A win win! #OYRchallenge
The Great Explorers Cultural Arts and Literacy Program is run by Middle Passage, Inc., a nonprofit organization working to educate children of color in New York City, in particular, students who feel alienated in traditional schools with their emphasis on high-stakes testing, a foreign cultural environment and a curriculum that fails to meet the needs of a diverse group of students.
In all our programs, we emphasize Project Based Learning so that families, teachers and community members can work together to help children develop both critical thinking and problem-solving skills — skills that set them up for a lifetime of success and achievement!