20 Rare Photos You Need to See from Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way

February 20th, 2015 by

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Continuing our coverage of Black History Month, BroadwayBox brings you a preview of some of the 300 rare photos that appear in Stewart F. Lane’s Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way. The new book by the six-time Tony winner chronicles the journey of black theatre in America, alongside a running timeline of African-American history, and celebrates the performers, playwrights, songwriters, directors, choreographers and designers who changed theatre throughout America and the world. Scroll on to marvel at 20 rare photos that appear in the book, and pick up your edition of Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way to see all 300.

Eartha Kitt in Timbuktu!

Eartha Kitt in Timbuktu!

Hinton Battle, Ted Ross, Tiger Haynes and Stephanie Mills in The Wiz

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James Earl Jones in Othello

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LaChanze in Once on This Island

Lachanze- Once on this island

Bill Bojangles Robinson

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Pearl Bailey in Hello, Dolly!

Pearl Bailey- Hello Dolly!

Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess- Broadway- Catfish Row

Lena Horne in Jamaica

Lena Horne- Jamaica

Gregory Hines and Judith Jamison in Sophisticated Ladies

Gregory Hines and Judith Jamison in Sophisticated Ladies

Lillian Hayman and Leslie Uggams in Hallelujah, Baby!

Lillian Hayman and Leslie Uggams- Hallelujah, Baby!

Phylicia Rashad in Into the Woods

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Armelia McQueen, Ken Page, Debbie Allen, Alan Weeks and Zoe Walker in Ain’t Misbehavin’

Armelia McQueen, Ken Page, Debbie Allen, Alan Weeks and Zoe Walker - Ain’t Misbehavin’

Sammy Davis, Jr. in Golden Boy

Sammy Davis Jr. - Golden Boy Musical

Whoopi Goldberg in her self-titled solo show.

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Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier in A Raisin in the Sun

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Ossie Davis, Helen Martin, Godfrey Cambridge, Ruby Dee, Beah Richards and Sorrell Booke in Purlie Victorious

Ossie Davis, Helen Martin, Godfrey Cambridge, Ruby Dee, Beah Richards and Sorrell Booke in - Purlie Victorious

Paul Robeson in Othello

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Jennifer Holliday, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Loretta Devine in Dreamgirls

Jennifer Holliday, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Loretta Devine i- Broadway- Dreamgirls

Leslie Uggams in Hallelujah, Baby!

Leslie Uggams - Hallelujah, Baby!

Ben Vereen in Pippin

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