Arthur Ashe to Sidney Poitier

Arthur Ashe

Amistad Research Center

Amistad Research Center

The Free Southern Theater's all-star cast of its national Sponsoring Committee is noted on its letterheads of the 1960s and 1970s. Correspondence in the collection, however, reveals that this was not a purely ceremonial board and that its members were active behind-the-scenes supporters. In the early 1970s, Arthur Ashe and Julian Bond co-chaired the national committee, which was mostly involved in fundraising and other advocacy.

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  • Title: Arthur Ashe to Sidney Poitier
  • Creator: Arthur Ashe
  • Subject Keywords: Free Southern Theater, African American theater--History--20th century, American drama--Southern States
  • Type: document
  • Rights: Physical rights are retained by the Amistad Research Center. The materials in this exhibition are being made available for personal and scholarly research use only. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws. If you are the rightful copyright holder of an item represented in this exhibition and wishes to have it removed, please submit a request to reference@amistadresearchcenter.org including proof of ownership and clear identification of the work, preferably with URL.
  • Repository: Amistad Research Center
  • Extent: 1 p.
  • Date: 1971-12-07
  • Collection: Free Southern Theater records


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