From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

"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. Davis (1860-1941, born in Maryland) was an elocutionist and considered a premier African American actor. She later became a political activist. 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.


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NKAA Source: A History of African American theatre

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