We are dedicated to maintaining the legacy of our ancestors and the dedication of Judge John L. Phillips. The Black Lady Theatre serves as a resource for the community to learn, share and experience Afrikan heritage. It is a center for the arts, activism and public scholarship in the heart of Brooklyn.
During its heyday, The Black Lady Theatre was home to many local aspiring film makers, performing artist, activists and other organizations, showcasing their stage plays, independent films and think tank meetings.
The Black Lady Theatre, also known as Slave II, was dedicated to the Black woman to honor her as the beginning of all mankind and to salute her sacrifice and commitment specifically to the Black community. The Black woman is revered as the backbone of the Black family. The theatre was decorated with beautiful hand-painted murals and signs that reminded everyone that came through its doors that the Black woman was special and well loved.
The founder, John L. Phillips also dedicated the theatre to his mother and hung a picture above the entrance that read, “Mama we know you are in heaven. The real God have given you wings of angels. Mama, we miss you every day!