Helen Dorothy Martin, Star Of Good Times, And Founding Member Of The American Negro Theater In Harlem, 1909 – 2000

Helen Dorothy Martin, July 23, 1909 – March 25, 2000, was a Harlem actress on stage and television. Continue Reading →


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The Legendary American Negro Theater In Harlem, NY, 1940 To Mid-1950s

The American Negro Theater (ANT) was formed in Harlem, New York on June 5, 1940, by writer Abram Hill and actor Frederick O’Neal. Continue Reading →


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Hilda “From Harlem To Broadway” Simms, 1918–1994

Hilda Moses was born in Minneapolis on April 15, 1918, the first of nine children of Creole parents originally from Louisiana. Continue Reading →


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HW Pick: Sidney Poitier, A Nine-Film Retro At MOMI

in_the_heat_of_the_night_1967_cropbw1Actor, director, activist, and humanitarian, Sidney Poitier was a pioneer on many fronts: He has been called Hollywood’s first black leading man, and was the first African-American actor to win an Academy Award, in 1963.   Continue Reading →


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