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Going to the Show

Victoria - Ad - racial policy

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Title Victoria - Ad - racial policy
Date 1/21/1922
Item Type Newspaper (advertisement)
Publication Wilmington Star
Description Ad for "Shuffle Along" at the Victoria says "left section of the theatre only reserved for white people"
Notes "Shuffle Along" was the first major African-American musical, which played for 2 years on Broadway beginning in 1921. Songs by Sissle and Blake. Wikipedia notes that show moved black audiences out of the balcony and into the orchestra.
Associated Venues Victoria
Associated Persons
Associated Organizations Wilmington Talking Machine Company
Repository Reaves Collection
Courtesy New Hanover Public Library