004: Black Herman's Private Graveyard
Who was Black Herman? A famed African American performer and magician living in Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance, his life and the legend of his death remain shrouded in mystery.
Was he born, as his memoir suggests, in the "dark jungles of Africa", or was he the astute protege of a traveling snake oil salesman and performer? Was his death a brilliant life suddenly cut short, or the ultimate illusion?
Written and Produced by Jonathan I. Hirsch
Engineering & Sound Design by Benjamin Kruse
Original Score by Benjamin Kruse and Jonathan I. Hirsch