Musical Theatre is a form of art that allows individuals and groups to tell stories through music and dance. Initially, whites kept black people out of the musical theatre through playing them in blackface. Additionally, black people were mocked and made fun of during the era.
African Americans were finally allowed to take part in the industry in early 1900s when they created plays for themselves by themselves. Now African Americans have musicals that have truly dominated the American markets like, for example, Hamilton.
Notable African American Musicals