Brown-skin showgirls, whites-only audiences, and the brave African American showman who pioneered Black entertainment, and left an extraordinary legacy despite the insurmountable odds against him and his dreams.


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Fiscal Sponsors

Angela Alford 
Dr. Kemi Amola- Hill
Jameka Autry 
David Bellin
Monty Bowman
Dan Brawley
Lindsay Braynen & DarkLake Tarot 
William Butuk 
Black Women’s Investment Club
BeeJay Claxton (In memory of Leon D. Claxton, Jr) 
Claire Kane
Ashonda Claxton
Gwennette Claxton 
Greater Tampa Showmen’s Association
Danielle Copeland
Brittney Copeland
Patricia R. Corbett 
Michael Crittenden
Cucalorus Film Festival
Maurice Fontaine 
Filmed In NC Fund
 John Cunningham 
Traci Cunningham 
Taylor Cunningham
Chris Durman
Jim Elliott 
Filmed in NC
Lana Garland
James Gataiant 
Alex Gazio
Verena Gremmer & Fotografie & Burlesque
Elizabeth Hartman
 Lauren Heirigs
Bill Hall of Hall International Exhibits 
International Independent Showmen's Museum
ITVS - Diversity Development Fund
Mary Shirley Bates-Johnson 
Alana A, Jones 
Steve King 
Marc Maximov 
Elisa Lamont
Material Life
John Myers
John Myers Blues Band
Jeez Loueez
Stephanie McCrae
Paul Meyer-Strom 
Larry Peterson 
Mesha Provo
Charis S Railey
Rachel Raney 
Jen Ray, Dancinema Productions Ltd.
Diane Robertson
Cheryl Rodriquez
Beatrice Rodriquez
Royal American Shows
Laura Sedlmayr 
Patricia Sedlmayr
Susan Simone 
Sarah Stringfield 
Alexander Totz 
Southern Documentary Fund
Andrea E. Woods Valdés
Dr. Joan Francisco Valdés Santos
Naomi Vittore
Naomi Walker
Brent White & Kablamski's Books and Entertainments
University of Tennessee, Media Library