A Raisin in the Sun was inspired by Black poet and playwright Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem.” In what year did the Broadway play by Lorraine Hansberry debut?
Claudia McNeil, Sidney Poitier and Diana Sands in the stage production A Raisin in the Sun. Photo by Friedman-Abeles.
1965
1959
1971
1962

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In 1921, Shuffle Along was the first major musical written, produced, and performed by Black Americans, and the first to integrate orchestra seating. Who starred in the 2016 Broadway show recounting how the original musical was made?
Audra McDonald
Jennifer Hudson
Vanessa Williams
Viola Davis

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Who was the first Black actor to win a Tony award?
Portrait of Juanita Hall, as Bloody Mary in South Pacific. Photo by Carl Van Vechten.
James Earl Jones, Best Lead Actor in a Play, The Great White Hope
Leslie Uggams, Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Hallelujah, Baby
Harry Belafonte, Best Featured Actor, John Murray Anderson’s Almanac
Juanita Hall, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, South Pacific

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The Wiz retells L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz through the lens of 1970s Black American culture. How many Tonys did the show win during its four-year run on Broadway?
Scene from the stage production The Wiz. Photo by Kenn Duncan.
2
5
7
12

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Pulitzer Prize-winning Black playwright August Wilson (1945-2005) is honored on a postage stamp released in January 2021. Which is not one of Wilson’s plays?
Fences
Jitney
The Piano Lesson
Choir Boy

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