08: Caricatures of African Americans | How the Monuments Came Down

08: Caricatures of African Americans | How the Monuments Came Down

Overview

Learn why blackface minstrelsy in the early 20th century sought to “parody and caricature Black ambition and achievement,” as explained by historians in this clip.

 

Note to Teachers: 

The video clip, Caricatures of African Americans, includes depictions of blackface; in an effort to provide authentic and transparent resources about the historical experiences of Black Americans, these moments were not censored. 

Caricatures of African Americans Video

The video clip, Caricatures of African Americans, include depictions of blackface; in an effort to provide authentic and transparent resources about the historical experiences of Black Americans, these moments were not censored. 

Sensitive: This resource contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this resource is suitable for their class.

Caricatures of African Americans

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