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Live from the Reading Room: Nathan Woodard to Alice Childress

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Live from the Reading Room: Correspondence is a podcast series that aims to share interesting and engaging letters written by or to key historical figures from the African Diaspora.

Each episode highlights a letter from popular collections housed in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.

Today’s episode features an excerpt of a love letter from musician and composer Nathan Woodard to his wife and creative collaborator the actress, novelist, poet, playwright Alice Childress, who was also a member of the American Negro Theatre.

Alice Childress
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Alice Childress, author." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. Image ID: 2006653


To read the entire love letter, visit the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, New York Public Library!

*Special Note: All text is represented as originally written by the correspondent.  

Today’s correspondence is recited by Linden Anderson, Library Technical Assistant III in the Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.

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