• We Need a Movie About Ira Aldridge, the Black Shakespearean Who Fought Racism From the Stage

    4 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    Thirty-three people are honored with plaques at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, but only one of them, Ira Aldridge, is an African-American. At a time when the United States still held black people in slavery, Aldridge's performances across Europe helped shatter the myth of white supremacy.
    Aldridge is the subject of our latest “Shoot This Now,” where we talk about stories that should be made into movies. You can listen on Apple or listen right here .
    
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