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Sam Lucas (I) (1848–1916)

Sam Lucas was an African-American actor, comedian, singer and songwriter born to free black parents in 1848. A former barber, he was once described as the "Grand Old Man of the Negro Stage". As a youngster he showed talent for guitar and singing. He started as a black-face minstrelsy on riverboats around 1858, later became a more serious drama ... See full bio »
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Uncle Tom's Cabin Uncle Tom


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 1914 Uncle Tom's Cabin
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 1913 Lime Kiln Club Field Day
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A veteran of the American Civil War; he enlisted in the 5th United States Colored Infantry on March 29, 1865 in Cincinnati, Ohio; he was stationed at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, until he was discharged, as a Sergeant in Company H on August 30, 1865 in Columbus, Ohio. See more »

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