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us: Lucas, Sam, 1840-1916



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    • us: Milday, Samuel Lucas, 1840-1916
    • us: Milady, Samuel, 1840-1916
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    • found: His Hannah boil dat cabbage down, 1878: caption title (Sam Lucas)
    • found: New Grove dict. of Amer. music (Lucas, Sam (Milady, Samuel); b. 1840; d. 1916; minstrel performer)
    • found: Claghorn, C. E. Bio. dict. of Amer. music (Lucas, Sam; b. 1840; d. 1916; born Samuel Lucas Milday; singer and songwriter)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed February 27, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Lucas, Sam; Samuel Milady; stage/screen actor, singer, dancer, comedian, minstrel show performer; born 07 August 1840 in Washington Court House, Ohio, United States; was the first black actor with title role in Uncle Tom's Cabin stage production (1878); attended Wilberforce University for short; was a guitarist, star minstrel, performing with leading black companies (1870s); joined Hart's Colored Minstrels (1874) and the Sprague's Georgia Minstrels (1878); detour Hyers Sisters Comic Opera Company Out of Bondage (1876); was a songwriter for the Creole Show with first performance in Haverhill, Massachusetts, starred in A Trip to Coontown, produced by Bob Cole, Billy Johnson (1898), toured with Ernest Hogan's Rastus Rufus (1905); last major show was Cole & Johnson's The Red Moon (1909); considered a milestone in African American theater; first African American playing a leading role in motion picture (1914); died 15 January, 1916 in United States)
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