Nina Simone was just one of the immense talents to grace the stage of the National Black Theatre over it’s long history in Harlem. Others like actor Ruby Dee, and poets Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni also performed there. We look at the important cultural legacy of the National Black Theatre, which was founded by the late Barbara Ann Teer in 1968.
Teer's daughter Sade Lythcott is now the CEO of the National Black Theatre. She says the cultural legacy of the is hard to put into words.