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The Faces of Racism: A History of Blackface and Minstrelsy in American Culture

35:53 | Feb 8th

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Nathan talks with historian Rhae Lynn Barnes about Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s 1984 yearbook page and its link to a long and disturbing history of blackface minstrelsy. They discuss how white civic organizations used minstrel shows for fundrais...Show More


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jspinelleFeb 10th

I learned so much in this episode. Puts some context behind what’s happening in Virginia right now.