SYMHC Classics: Ira Frederick Aldridge

SYMHC Classics: Ira Frederick Aldridge

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Stuff You Missed in History Class

Saturday, 17 July

This 2017 episode covers one of the first Americans to achieve fame as a Shakespearean actor, and the first black man to do so, becoming a famous figure on the Victorian stage. But Aldridge has largely been excluded from biographies of Shakespearean actors.

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