Posted on 07/02/2014

Photo taken on April  7, 1916

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Playwright Angelina Grimke
Actress Rachel Guy
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Washington DC
Race relations in America ........
Crisis Magazine
Sister of actor Barrington Guy
Daughter of actor Nathaniel Guy

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Miss Guy in "Rachel"

Miss Guy in "Rachel"
"Rachel," a play in three acts by Miss Angelina Weld Grimké, was given in the theatre of the Miner Normal School, in Washington D.C. A careful critic thinks highly of "its essential sincerity and of its possibility as a play."

The Washington Evening Star says: "'Rachel' is a play, in which the point of the view of the people on the colored side of the color line is set forth .... "Wrongs suffered by the colored race as a result of what was termed by one character 'the white man's blight of prejudice' are depicted in a forceful manner. In all the play presents a view of the condition of colored people throughout the United States. It is claimed in the program that this is the first attempt to use the stage for race propaganda in order to enlighten the American people relative to the lamentable condition of 10,000,000 colored citizens in this free republic."

"The participants were uniformly excellent. Miss Rachel Guy in the role of Rachel, the leading character, displayed talent in a part that necessitated considerable range and ability along emotional lines."

Photo/Info: Crisis Magazine (April 1916 edition)