Adirondacking While Black

Frederick O’Neal spent most of his time in the theater world, cofounding the American Negro Theatre in Harlem, which launched the careers of Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, and Ruby Dee. His own career included four decades of steady gigs on Broadway, in film, and on television as a character actor. He called Harlem home and rarely, if ever, ventured upstate. So how did this thespian end up being one of the pivotal leaders in saving the Adirondack Park?

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By bradedmondson

Writing about social change and how it happens.

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