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African American History and Theater

11 am

Up until the late 20th century, African American theater was not a part of the mainstream world of arts. In this hour, we will discuss how plays like "The Meeting" have brought African American history to life.


  • Melissa Maxwell, director of “Trouble in Mind”
  • Anthony Gibbs, teaching artist at the Ohio History Connection
  • Mark E. Pinkston, producer and director of “The Meeting,” the actor playing Malcolm X
  • Keith Carter, actor playing Martin Luther King Jr. in “The Meeting”