Blackface has a history: That’s the bottom line

Blackface has a history: That’s the bottom line

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More than a picture: The fictional depiction of “Jim Crow” is a caricature of a black slave who’s portrayed with the qualities of being clumsy and dimwitted. These caricatures were vital to the establishment of minstrel shows that were widely popular in America during the 1830s and 40s.