photo of Lloyd Richards, 7 Arts CORE

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photo of Lloyd Richards, 7 Arts CORE


This is a photo of 7 Arts member Lloyd Richards. Both he and his wife Barbara were among the founding members of 7 Arts CORE.

Richards, as the director of the original 1959 production of "Raisin in the Sun" , was the first Black to direct on Broadway. A founding member of the Negro Ensemble Company, he went on to become the director of the Yale Repertory theater and a dean at Yale University. He is also the winner of several Tony Awards and the National Medal of Arts.


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