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The PekinThe Rise and Fall of Chicago's First Black-Owned Theater

The Pekin: The Rise and Fall of Chicago's First Black-Owned Theater

Thomas Bauman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038365
eISBN:
9780252096242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038365.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

In 1904, political operator and gambling boss Robert T. Motts opened the Pekin Theater in Chicago. Dubbed the “Temple of Music,” the Pekin became one of the country's most prestigious African ... More

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