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A Quarter Century of Portrayals in Blackface


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Hollywood's About-Face On Blackface
Article | Acultural memory of blackface: Burnt cork, red lips. Steppity-steppity-step, shuffle, slapstick. "Authentic" former slaves, dancing for the white folks. T.D. "Daddy" Rice, a white man in the cork and face paint, a national sensation in the 1830s, doing a dance he lifted from a Negro in Cincinnati...

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