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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.

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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/

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

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minstrel shows, using some elements of satire, criticized and stereotyped black Americans as stupid, happy, watermelon-eating, do domestic jobs or servant type of job, carefree, have thick lips and big mouths, superstitious, lazy, irresponsible, violent, aggressive, and threatening. Uncle Tom, Sambo, Mammy, Mulatto and Wench, Pickaninny, and Buck were the popular cartoon depiction of black Americans in the 19th century and early to mid 20th century.

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Drawing of a man in blackface make-up wearing raggedy clothes and white stockings, dancing a jig with an exaggerated facial expression.