February 15, 2012 – Hour 2

Renowned Shakesperean actor Ira Aldridge, born in New York City in 1807, spent much of his life on the stages of Europe, leaving the United States because of the discrimination black actors faced.  We discuss his life and legacy with Kwame Kwei-Armah, Artistic Director at Center Stage.

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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