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!

"Dandy" characters 1906: the end of minstrel shows

"Dandy" characters 1906: the end of minstrel shows

Taye Riggs dressed like Madonna and looked like a walking minstrel show #BlackHistory #BlackBusiness #Blackowned #BlackIsBeautiful #Empowerment #BlackArt #BlackQueens

Taye Riggs dressed like Madonna and looked like a walking minstrel show #BlackHistory #BlackBusiness #Blackowned #BlackIsBeautiful #Empowerment #BlackArt #BlackQueens

In 1891, The Creole Show, an all-Black production in NYC; was the 1st minstrel show to introduce Black women into the cast. In the finale, Dora Dean & Charles Johnson introduced the 1st theatrical cake walk, derived from the old plantation chalk-line walk. It is also one of the 1st shows in which Black performers didn’t wear black face #BlackHistory #BlackExcellence #BlackHistoryEveryMonth #BlackHistoryIsAmericanHistory #BlackHistoryRocks #todayinblackhistory #BlackHistoryIsEveryonesHistory

In 1891, The Creole Show, an all-Black production in NYC; was the 1st minstrel show to introduce Black women into the cast. In the finale, Dora Dean & Charles Johnson introduced the 1st theatrical cake walk, derived from the old plantation chalk-line walk. It is also one of the 1st shows in which Black performers didn’t wear black face #BlackHistory #BlackExcellence #BlackHistoryEveryMonth #BlackHistoryIsAmericanHistory #BlackHistoryRocks #todayinblackhistory #BlackHistoryIsEveryonesHistory

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…

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