Early on, the roles that Blacks portrayed in any form of media was the "mammy" "uncle tom" "buck" "wench/jezebel" "mulatto" or "pickaninny" Sometimes, most times, blacks weren't even cast by blacks. They had whites in blackface portray Blacks on stage.   http://black-face.com/

Early on, the roles that Blacks portrayed in any form of media was the "mammy" "uncle tom" "buck" "wench/jezebel" "mulatto" or "pickaninny" Sometimes, most times, blacks weren't even cast by blacks. They had whites in blackface portray Blacks on stage. http://black-face.com/

This image depicts a black caricature, or an an image that paints African Americans as strange. The video below is a satire animated cartoon on the history of gun violence and racism in the  United States, from Michael Moore’s documentary “Bowling For Columbine.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJyKTilOQXA&list=FLv1sloFwrjDa1Zly2eDiRVw

This image depicts a black caricature, or an an image that paints African Americans as strange. The video below is a satire animated cartoon on the history of gun violence and racism in the United States, from Michael Moore’s documentary “Bowling For Columbine.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJyKTilOQXA&list=FLv1sloFwrjDa1Zly2eDiRVw

The Black And White Minstrel Show Album Cover. Note the way the body is colored white, but the head is black other than eyes and the mouth to enforce more emphasis

The Black And White Minstrel Show Album Cover. Note the way the body is colored white, but the head is black other than eyes and the mouth to enforce more emphasis

Detail from cover of The Celebrated Negro Melodies, as Sung by the Virginia Minstrels, 1843

Detail from cover of The Celebrated Negro Melodies, as Sung by the Virginia Minstrels, 1843

10. [AFRICAN AMERICANS] [MINSTREL SHOWS] PERKINS, Sophie Huth. The Colored Ladies' Political Club, or The Colored Suffragettes: A Female Minstrel Afterpiece.

10. [AFRICAN AMERICANS] [MINSTREL SHOWS] PERKINS, Sophie Huth. The Colored Ladies' Political Club, or The Colored Suffragettes: A Female Minstrel Afterpiece.

Don't get what's wrong with blackface? Here's why it's so offensive. - Its American origins can be traced to minstrel shows. In the mid to late nineteenth century, white actors would routinely use black grease paint on their faces when depicting plantation slaves and free blacks on stage.

Don't get what's wrong with blackface? Here's why it's so offensive. - Its American origins can be traced to minstrel shows. In the mid to late nineteenth century, white actors would routinely use black grease paint on their faces when depicting plantation slaves and free blacks on stage.

Part two (the olio) was the variety section and a precursor to vaudeville. It included singers, dancers, comedians, and other novelty acts, and parodies of legitimate theater. A preposterous stump speech served as the highlight of this second act, during which a performer spoke in outrageous malapropisms as he lectured. His demeanor was reminiscent of the hilarious pomposity of Zip Coon; he aspired to great wisdom and intelligence, but his hilarious mangling of language always made him…

Part two (the olio) was the variety section and a precursor to vaudeville. It included singers, dancers, comedians, and other novelty acts, and parodies of legitimate theater. A preposterous stump speech served as the highlight of this second act, during which a performer spoke in outrageous malapropisms as he lectured. His demeanor was reminiscent of the hilarious pomposity of Zip Coon; he aspired to great wisdom and intelligence, but his hilarious mangling of language always made him…

The Black & White Minstrel Show was a popular British television show.  A petition against it went to the BBC in 1967.  The characters in Joe Egg make a few derogatory references about black people.

The Black & White Minstrel Show was a popular British television show. A petition against it went to the BBC in 1967. The characters in Joe Egg make a few derogatory references about black people.

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