The Theater: National Policy

Washington, which has always thought of itself as a Southern city, was sharply reminded last week that it is also the nation's capital. Actors' Equity Association, the actors' union, served the proprietor of the National Theater (Washington's one & only "legit" playhouse) with an ultimatum: the theater's ban on selling seats to Negroes must be lifted by June 1948—or Equity will ban all its actors from playing there.


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