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Question 1: He is the only actor of ________ descent among the 33 actors of the English stage with bronze plaques at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon.
African American cultureAfrican AmericanAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)Great Migration (African American)

Question 2: Born in ________ to Reverend Daniel and Luranah Aldridge July 24, 1807, Aldridge went to the African Free School when he was 13 in New York City.
ManhattanNew York metropolitan areaNew York CityBrooklyn

Question 3: In ________, scholar Molefi Kete Asante listed Ira Aldridge on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans.

Question 4: A planned return to the post-Civil-War United States was prevented by his death in August 1867 while visiting Łódź, ________.

Question 5: Bernth Lindfors says "when Aldridge starts appearing on the stage at the ________, he’s just called a gentleman of color.
West End theatreKate SantleyRoyalty TheatreTrial by Jury

Question 6: Confronted with the persistent disparagement and harassment that black actors had to endure in the United States, Aldridge emigrated to ________, where he became a dresser to the British actor Henry Wallack.
ScotlandEnglandUnited KingdomWales


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