Contains programmes of shows, "We're in the Army Now", "Raisin' a Racket", "“A la carte” and “Tech it Easy.”
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The minstrel show, or minstrelsy, was an American form of racist entertainment developed in the early 19th century. Each show consisted of comic skits, variety acts, dancing, and music performances that depicted people specifically of African descent. The shows were performed by mostly white people in make-up or blackface for the purpose of playing the role of black people” and lampooning them. Read more at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minstrel_show
“Contrary to popular belief, blackface minstrelsy was a popular form of entertainment in Canada, much as it was in the United States.” Read more at McGill’s Arts Against PostRacialism site: https://www.mcgill.ca/aapr/blackface-canada