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and the infant Jesus photograph (ca. 1970s)
Rehearsal photographs (ca. 1975)
Program (ca. 1985)
African American theater
in Boston has taken many forms, bringing new modes and subjects
to the stage. "The Black community's Christmas card to the
world," Langston Hughes' song-play Black Nativity has been
performed continuously in Boston since 1969 under the auspices of
the National Center for Afro-American Artists. Incorporating scripture,
verse, music, and dance, Black Nativity is a retelling of the birth
of Jesus through intrinsically African American modes of expression,
and embodies the pride of the African American community in their
own rich artistic heritage. From
the National Center for Afro-American Artists records.