The Schomburg Center celebrates the 75th anniversary of our renowned American Negro Theatre (ANT) with an exhibition. Known to the locals as “The Harlem Library Little Theatre,” the ANT was founded in 1940 as a community space for thespians to work in productions that illustrated the diversity of black life. This exhibition is taken entirely from the Schomburg Collections and highlights the ANT’s stage productions from 1940 through 1949 with photographs, posters, playbills, and news clippings. Images include scenes from successful plays such as Anna Lucasta, studio workshops, and radio broadcasts featuring prominent talent like Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier and Lofton Mitchell, whose careers began at the ANT. The exhibition is located in the Theatre, and is open 10:00 - 6:00, M, F, S, and 10:00 - 8:00, T, W, Th.
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