Crustene Ranch Party, Texas Radio Show Cowboys, Blackface 1941
Original professional group photo of “Schepp’s Minstrel Revue” which included blackface performers, featuring Grover Scheppelman (d. 2-27-1938) of Louisville KY. Grover is the gentleman in the center of the photo. 8″x10″ Silver Gelatin Photo by: Schumacher, Nashville TN (Possibly pre 1920) Grover also toured with Al G. Field Minstrels, and Lasses White Allstar Minstrels during […]
Rube Band Minstrels, Chatfield, Minnesota. July 4, 1911.
Blackface is a racist form of theatrical makeup used in minstrel shows.
Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was an African-American teenager who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14, after reportedly flirting with a white woman. Till was from Chicago, Illinois, visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region, when he spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, the […]
Police try to protect Donald and Betty Howard as they bring their household goods to their new apartment in a formerly all white neighborhood called Trumble Park in Chicago. July, 1953
National Guard clear streets in Pittsburgh during race riot, 1968.
Florida Riot Control Police arrest young black man, 1968.
Miami Policeman wearing tear gas mask arrests black man, 1971.
Anti Riot Armored Personnel Carrier crushes auto during demonstration for Los Angeles Police Dept., 1968.
St. Petersburg FL Riot Police state officer washes away tear gas. Photo is dated 1968.
St Petersburg FL. riot police guard a damaged store from looters. Photo is dated 1968.
Michigan Detroit Police Tactical Mobile Unit goes to race riot. Photo dated Jul 25,1967
Benton Blvd. Kansas City, 1968.
Black Power rally at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois. Photo is dated 7/10/66.
Blackface is a form of theatrical makeup used in minstrel shows, and later vaudeville, in which performers create a stereotyped caricature of a black person. The practice gained popularity during the 19th century and contributed to the proliferation of stereotypes such as the “happy-go-lucky darky on the plantation” or the “dandified coon”. In 1848, blackface […]
Fred Astair in blackface as “Bojangles of Harlem” in “Swingtime”, 1936.