by Fredi Washington
PV’s Theatrical Editor
February 12, 1944
The opportunities of the Negro in the field of entertainment have almost doubled since "The People’s Voice" came into being two years ago and indications are that there will be many more before 1944 comes to a close.
Recorded in the columns of "PV" can be found gains made by the legitimate theatre, concert, screen and radio and those artists and behind-the-scenes-organizations who have been militant in their fight to make these gains possible.
It is the pledge of "PV" to continue its vigorous fight for a fuller and more democratic integration of the Negro into the arts. That the Motion Picture Industry and the radio shall become more conscious of the tremendous revenue paid by Negroes for their products and be made to handle with regard and respect, all material dealing with and pertaining to Negroes. And lastly to continue its crusade to inspire Negro performers to enter into the fight to win and bold gains made in the respective profession.