Staging Race

Staging Race

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Drawing extensively on black newspapers and commentary of the period, Karen Sotiropoulos shows how black performers and composers participated in a politically charged debate about the role of the expressive arts in the struggle for equality. Despite the racial violence, disenfranchisement, and the segregation of virtually all public space, they used America's new businesses of popular entertainment as vehicles for their own creativity and as spheres for political engagement.See Woll, Black Musical Theatre: From Coontown to Dreamgirls (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989). 13. ... Williams H. Talmadge provides the most credible evidence by locating one census report that listed Harness family as white in 1880. ... Ernest Hogan, aquot;All Coons Look Alike to Me, aquot; sheet music, African American Sheet Music, 1850-1920, Sheet Music Collection, John Hay Library, anbsp;...

Title:Staging Race
Author: Karen Sotiropoulos
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2006

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