In 1964, Roger Furman, playwright/director/set designer and one of the original members of Harlem’s famed American Negro Theatre founded New Heritage Repertory Theatre. Continue Reading →
Harlem based Impact Repertory Theatre creates projects with young people who use current events from the news like this performance at MIST Harlem on August 14th, 2014.
The 33rd stamp in the Black Heritage series honors pioneering filmmaker Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951) wrote, directed, produced, and distributed more than 40 movies during the first half of the 20th century. An ambitious, larger-than-life figure, Micheaux thrived at a time when African-American filmmakers were rare, venues for their work were scarce, and support from the industry did not exist. Micheaux’ entrepreneurial spirit and independent vision continue to inspire new generations of filmmakers and artists.