"Our Old Kentucky Home" (Performance)
The Civil War drama production, written by John E. Bruce and Henrietta Vinton Davis, opened in 1898 and played in northern cities. Vinton Davis (1860-1941, born in Maryland) was an elocutionist and considered a premier African American actress. She later became a political activist. Vinton Davis directed the staging of Our Old Kentucky Home and had the principle role of the Creole slave, Clothilde.
For more see A History of African American Theatre, by E. Hill; and Thomas Robson, "A more aggressive plantation play: Henrietta Vinton Davis and John Edward Bruce collaborate on Our Old Kentucky Home," Theatre History Studies, Vol. 32 (2012) [online]. Also available in paper in the University of Kentucky Fine Arts Library.