photo of Charles Gordone, 7 Arts CORE

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Title

photo of Charles Gordone, 7 Arts CORE

Subject

7 Arts members

Description

This is a still image of 7 Arts member Charles Gordone. It is taken from the film, "Coonskin" (aka "Street Fight"). An Obie award winning actor, Gordone was also the first Black to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama with his play, "No Place to be Somebody".
As a founder of the Committee for the Employment of Negro Performers, he worked with CORE to fight discrimination in the hiring of Blacks on Broadway. This work was the impetus that led to Congressional hearings held by Congressman Adam Clayton Powell in 1962 that investigated racial discrimination in the performing arts.

Creator

Ralph Bakshi

Source

Coonskin (aka Street Fight)

Publisher

Bakshi Productions

Date

1975

Coverage

1975

Files

Citation

Ralph Bakshi, “photo of Charles Gordone, 7 Arts CORE,” corenyc.org, accessed March 26, 2017, http://www.corenyc.org/omeka/items/show/165.