Oscar Brown Jr

1980's

1980

Oscar Brown, Jr. hosts a PBS TV series From Jump Street: The Story of Black Music, which is a 13-part series examining the history of African American contributions to American music.

Oscar Brown Jr

1982

Oscar Brown, Jr considered his play, GREAT NITTY GRITTY to be his “miracle musical.” As he had done in the 1960’s OBJ found “gold in the ghetto,” auditioning and exposing the amazing talent among Black youth discovered through auditions in Chicago’ Housing Projects.

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1983

Oscar Brown, Jr’s musical: JOURNEY THROUGH FOREVER,  provides the inaugural performance, opening the ETA Theater on Chicago’s Southside Strike with its.