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

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

Pinterest780 × 1011Search by image  19th century early minstrel show musicians with banjo and fiddle.

Pinterest780 × 1011Search by image 19th century early minstrel show musicians with banjo and fiddle.

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.

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

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

Such a peaceful looking dining room. I can imagine lots of relaxed conversations and laughter here. Great use of the space a barn creates.

Such a peaceful looking dining room. I can imagine lots of relaxed conversations and laughter here. Great use of the space a barn creates.

What did the entertainment look like in the 19th century? With slavery booming, racism was at the forefront of society and the gap in racial segregation was still open wide. Entertainment came from the traveling circus, theater troupes, ventriloquists, poets, comedians, and orchestras. In 1808, The ...What did the entertainment look like in the 19th century? With slavery booming, racism was at the forefront of society and the gap in racial segregation was still open wide. Entertainment came…

What did the entertainment look like in the 19th century? With slavery booming, racism was at the forefront of society and the gap in racial segregation was still open wide. Entertainment came from the traveling circus, theater troupes, ventriloquists, poets, comedians, and orchestras. In 1808, The ...What did the entertainment look like in the 19th century? With slavery booming, racism was at the forefront of society and the gap in racial segregation was still open wide. Entertainment came…

Minstrel Show Plantation Vignette- This video portrays plantation life in a very positive light. It clearly is emphasizing the image of the docile, happy slave in America and does not really show a realistic scene of plantation life. The video does, however, offer insight to how minstrelsy was a huge form of popular music and entertainment in America that blacks were allowed to partake in, even if it reinforced their stereotypes. This would have a huge impact on American popular music.

Minstrel Show Plantation Vignette- This video portrays plantation life in a very positive light. It clearly is emphasizing the image of the docile, happy slave in America and does not really show a realistic scene of plantation life. The video does, however, offer insight to how minstrelsy was a huge form of popular music and entertainment in America that blacks were allowed to partake in, even if it reinforced their stereotypes. This would have a huge impact on American popular music.

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