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The Long, Unfortunate History of Racial Parody in America

Narrated by: Mark Schectman
Length: 6 mins
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At the onset of the Great Depression, a time when financially distressed Americans eagerly sought entertaining escapes from their economic woes, a radio program based in 19th-century stage traditions of blackface minstrelsy became a favorite broadcast over the country’s airwaves.

"The Long, Unfortunate History of Racial Parody in America" is from smithsonianmag.com, published on October 31, 2016.

©2016 Smithsonian Institution (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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