The Lafayette Theater Was Here

Manhattan: Harlem/
East side of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (7th Ave.) between West 131st and 132nd Sts.

The Lafayette Theater, one of the first theaters in New York that did not segregate theatergoers by race, stood here. It was home to the WPA Federal Negro Theater in the late 1930s. The company staged Orson Welles' production of Macbeth, which featured an all black cast.

Posted February 1, 2014 by gstavrou

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