Slave One, Institute of African Heritage

Slave One, Institute of African Heritage Slave One: Institute for African Heritage aims to serve Bedford Stuyvesant and all other boroughs of Phillips Jr. in 1984. What's Next?


The Slave Theatre was first acquired by Judge John L. Judge Phillips acquired the then Regent Theatre and renamed it The Slave Theatre as a reminder of the oppressive plight Blacks endured in the beginning of their history in this country. During the mid 80’s through the late 90’s, The Slave Theatre served as major political and cultural hub for activists and artists alike. At the turn of

the century, The Slave Theatre experienced a decline in major resources and began to focus it’s programming on preservation. The Slave Theater was recently renamed Slave One: Institute for African Heritage in Fall 2014. Mission Statement

Slave One: Institute for African Heritage aims to serve Bedford Stuyvesant and all other boroughs of New York City as a cultural arts center. Our programming focuses on works that illuminate and reflect the vast experiences of the African Diaspora. Slave One: Institute for African Heritage is in the midst of launching a national fundraising campaign to open its doors to begin major renovations. The goal is to equip Slave One with multiple spaces that accommodate film, theatre performances, fine art and commercial office spaces.

All roads lead back to the Slave...

All roads lead back to the Slave...

Slave One follows the rise and fall of the Kung Fu Judge as activist attempt to save his forgotten theaters from demolition.


For our faithful friends and followers, The Slave Theater never quits. We will continue to work towards rebuilding the historic and beloved landmark at 1215 Fulton St. Help us carry-on the legacy of Judge John L. Phillips Jr., by making a generous donation at


Slave One, Institute of African Heritage


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The Black Lady Theatre was a Civil Rights hub in the 80s, a safe haven for people of the African Diaspora, and an artistic home for local artist and independent filmmakers. After many years of dormancy, the theatre reopened its doors to the public for the first time in over 20 years, on October...

A Call To Solidarity

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The Black Lady Theatre commemorates Black Solidarity Day with its 'Call To Solidarity' program to be held at the theatre on November 5, 2016 from 7 pm - 9 pm. The theatre will be open from 6 pm - 7 pm for participants to tour the theatre and view its original artwork and murals from its sister thea...


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On the Ledge (teaser)

SNEAK PEEK to a Chelsi Bullard production, "ON THE LEDGE..." Slave II, The Black Lady

A father and son fight to save a theater that played a part in civil rights, and is one of the last cultural markers in a neighborhood that is rapidly gentrifying.



Brooklyn Developer’s No Good Deed

A local developer takes its current fraudulent deed for Brooklyn’s iconic Slave One Theater – a deed transferred into a dead man’s name in 2011

– to new lows last year, by submitting a “correction” deed fraudulently signed by defunct court-appointed administrator, Reverend Samuel Boykins.

On August 17, 2015, The Fulton Halsey Development Group LLC, submitted a “correction” deed, to the NYC Department of Finance Office of the City Register, signed by Boykins despite the fact that his letters of administration to act on behalf of John L. Phillips’ estate were revoked


John L. Phillips Jr. was born in 1924 on the 10th day of April-- he would've been 91 today... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr. Phillips🎉🎈

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These people in this article are trying to steal the Slave Theater and make it White....THEY are nothing but modern day pirates...


This is an absolute !!!

The story of the Slave Theater is one of Truimp and Tragic. We must save it! The history of the people is embodied in it!


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Cornegy Down With Demo of Slave I Theater

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Cornegy Down With Demo of Slave I Theater There was an eighty-one year old Black man out on the ledge in protest of a scheduled demolition of a historic landmark for people of African descent in the 36th District of Brooklyn and Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. remained silent. Quiet as a Mount…


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