Athens' Morton Theatre: One Of First African-American Vaudeville Venues

May 9, 2017

In honor of National Historic Preservation Month, we are visiting historic theaters across the state. Our first visit takes us to the Morton Theatre in Athens. It opened in 1910, and it's one of the oldest surviving African-American built, owned, and operated vaudeville theaters in the United States. Theater director Lynn Green shares her memories of the Morton Theatre.

The Morton Theatre was a recipient of a grant for historic preservation. To apply for the latest round of funding, click here.