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August 07, 1867

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Ira Aldridge ~ (actor) dies (Category : People)
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molly, on 8/11/2007
Ira Aldridge

In 1833, Ira became the first black actor to play Othello on the London stage. 

Comment posted by kwame on Sunday, August 05, 2007 4:11 PM
Othello was written around 1603.  So, it took over 200 years for a black actor to get a chance to play the main character who is black?  I wonder if they were using black face or masks before his performance.

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