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Birth of An Industry: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Rise of American Animation

Nicholas Sammond, Author
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George Walker as a cannibal king in Abyssinia (1906) exemplifies the early twentieth century's mass-cultural fascination with spectacular African-ness, pointing to the fact that black entertainers had to often "black up" in order to play themselves for white audiences. 

Courtesy of the Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. 
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