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Rose McClendon, a Broadway actress and the founder of the Negro People’s Theatre, became a moving force behind the dozen Negro Units of the Federal Theatre Project throughout the country, advising FTP director Hallie Flanagan, and supervising the establishment of the New York unit.

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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