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Kicks & Co. 1961
Contacts and caption
Michelle Nichols, choreographer Donald McKayle and Walter Nicks on either side of Nichols
Oscar Brown show in New York City called Kicks & Co. in 1961. Host Dave Garroway turned over an entire broadcast of the Todayshow to Brown to perform numbers from the show and try to raise the necessary funds to launch it on the stage. Kicks & Co. is set on an all-African-American college campus in the American South during the early days of attempted desegregation. The character Mr. Kicks is an emissary of Satan, sent to try to derail these efforts in which the play's protagonist, Ernest Black, has become involved.

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