The founder of the DC Black Repertory Company, which helped Black actors get roles, will be honored virtually next week. Broadway actor Robert Hooks was good friends with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. After King was assassinated, Hooks wanted to do something to uplift Black actors like himself, many of whom had a tough time getting auditions. “I couldn’t...
Many Black actors in D.C. say they used to be denied roles at all levels of performance. News4’s Aimee Cho shares the story of the DC Black Repertory Company, a theater program that was founded to help fight racism in the arts.