A ‘black tragedian’ brings Blue Fire to the Victorian stage
The life and legacy of Samuel Morgan Smith
Good afternoon members — and welcome to Tuesday’s Tribune.
Sheffield General Cemetery is full of fascinating stories. One of the less well-known is that of Samuel Morgan Smith, an African-American Shakespearean actor who died in 1882. An event on Saturday evening at the cemetery’s Samuel Worth Chapel, curated by Sheffield poet Otis Mensah, explored the a…