Celebrating Iconic African American Performers

A 19th century Shakespearean actor, 20th century opera stars, a 21st century choreographer — these are among the artists that the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center has been celebrating all month on their Twitter feed, along with dancers, a drummer, a rock n roll pioneer — and more to come. Click on any photograph in the gallery to see it enlarged and read the library’s captions.

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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