Stereotypes In Black Minstrel

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Black Minstrel shows, Ethiopian Minstrelsy were a form of popular musical entertainment of the 1830’s-1940’s. The Black minstrel shows presented negative stereotypes of African Americans and southern plantation culture. Many stereotypes of African Americans were portrayed in these Black Minstrel shows such as African Americans were considered to be lazy, ignorant, sexual promiscuity, and have a lack of respect for time. Minstrel show characters were the mammy who portrayed to be heavyset and unattractive, Uncle Tom who was passive, and obedient, wench/Jezebel who was sexually promiscuous, sambo who was ignorant and musically talented, and etc.

I believe that there are contemporary images of Blackface characters like the Mammy, Sambo, Zip

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