African-American Actor Ira Aldridge
This program is part of a series called “Face to Face,” about important players in the struggle for justice in American history.
Jim Barber talked about the history of an oil painting of African American actor Ira Aldridge in the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. Ira Aldridge was born free in New York in 1807 and became famous in Europe after he was unable to find work in America.
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James Barber Curator National Portrait Gallery
Ian Cooke Program Manager Smithsonian Institution->National Portrait Gallery
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