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1867 is a moving new play inspired by the story of Madam CJ Walker, who was the first self made, African American female millionaire. She made her wealth through the creation and distribution of hair products for Black Women. Set during the late 1800's and a few years after slavery has been abolished, the play celebrates the courage, strength and entrepreneurialism of Madam CJ Walker through the character Delilah McAndrew. Having been the first member of her family to be born free Delilah overcame the oppression, racial and sexual inequality to not only become a success but to also be renowned for her philanthropic work and willingness to help others. By the time of her death in 1919 Delilah McAndrew had built one of the largest black owned manufacturing companies in the world which included an international network of over 15,000 representatives of her firm.

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Marcus Adolphy
Elijah/Philip Le Grande
Isaura Barbe-Brown
Young Delilah McAndrew
Davina Cole
Delilah McAndrew

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