Karamu House

Karamu House is the oldest multicultural arts instiution in the nation. Founded in 1915 by Russell and Rowena Jelliffe, Oberlin College graduates, Karamu was to first stage to have an integrated cast. In addition to it's historic place in the world of theater, Karamu has launched the careers of some of entetainment's biggest stars including Robert Guilluame (Benson); Zora Neal Hurston; Langston Hughes; Vanessa Bell-Calloway; Ron O' Neal (Superfly); Imani Hakim (Everybody Hates Chris); Ivan Dixon (Hogan's Heroes); Liz McComb (jazz and gospel sensation) and Debra Byrd (vocal coach of American Idol).

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