The African Grove Theater - 4th Grade Adaptation
Why was it important for African Americans to perform in and attend theatrical productions in pre-Civil War New York? At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to:
- Evaluate the importance of cultural expression in general and theatrical performance in particular to the African American community in antebellum New York
- Identify the historical contributions of the African Grove Theater
- How did the existence of slavery shape African American communal life and cultural expression?
- How did acts of resistance shape African American cultural heritage and community?