The Black and White Minstrel Show - we hadn't heard of PC in those days!

The Black and White Minstrel Show - the highlight of Saturday night telly!

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 The characters in Joe Egg make a few derogatory references about black people.

An actual pre-Civil War photograph of a white actor decked out in 'black face' makeup during the early days of the popular racist Minstrel Shows of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

An actual pre-Civil War photograph of a white actor decked out in 'black face' makeup during the early days of the popular racist Minstrel Shows of the and early centuries.

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

Four-member band in black face make-up playing tambourine, fiddle, banjo and percussion in exaggerated poses.

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.

Ned Haverly, grandson of J. Haverly who ran the United Mastodon Minstrels. Since he learned his act from one of the great century minstrels shows, we get a good glimpse into how minstrel shows really looked and sounded.

Blackface! - The History of Racist Blackface Stereotypes

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The Christy Minstrels - 1847

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