Shuffle Along, an all black musical comedy by
Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle, became a hit on Broadway. Shuffle
Along, which premiered on May 23rd, was written,
produced, directed, and performed by blacks. It set the pattern
for black musicals for many years after it premiered. This musical
comedy was tried out in Harlem, Washington, DC, New Jersey,
and Philadelphia before it opened on Broadway. Shuffle
Along gave us such hit songs as: "Shuffle
Along," "Im Just Wild About Harry," "Gypsy
Blues," and "Love Will Find A Way."
Marcus Garvey called for an international convention of his
Universal Negro Improvement Association to meet in Harlem in
Duncan wrote her play, The Death Dance, while
a student in T.
Montgomery Gregorys class. It was an early production
of the Howard University Players, and was later published in
the Plays of Negro Life.