Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Minstrel Sho

The minstrel show, or minstrelsy, was an American entertainment consisting of comic skits, variety acts, dancing, and music, performed by white people in blackface or, especially after the American Civil War, African Americans in blackface. Minstrel shows portrayed and lampooned blacks in stereotypical and often disparaging ways: as ignorant, lazy, buffoonish, superstitious, joyous, and musical.

1 comment:

ScryptKeeper said...

Funny, Ernest Hardy was thinking the same thing!

Here's what he posted: