Whoa, am I the only person who never knew that Carol Channing was part African American. I certainly don't think the vast majority of theatre goers around the world know this. I guess naming a theatre after her because it was to name it for someone who was Black would change that. And that would be a good thing. But I must say my vote would go to the most honored, versatile, accomplished black theatre person in history would be Audra. I see no reason to only honor people in this way once they are dead.