5. The Black Lady Theatre – Slave II

In the 1980’s, Slave I Theater provided a space for activists like Al Sharpton and John Henrik Clarke, among others, to tackle and talk about civil rights issues concerning people of African descent. As such, it has served as a landmark in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community for over thirty years.

Located on 750 Nostrand Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, The Black Lady Theatre, also known as Slave II, is the sister theater of the historic Slave I Theater, dedicated to honoring and celebrating the Black woman – a head figure (backbone) in the Black family. For the first time in 20+ years, the building will open on OHNY Weekend and display fourteen original murals that once hung in the Slave I Theater. Over the past weekend, the roll down gates were removed and glass windows installed, reintroducing the space to the community.