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Blackface with David Harewood (w/t)

BBC2

Blackface With David Harewood exemplifies the impactful documentaries exploring challenging cultural issues. This new one-hour documentary for BBC Two explores the origins of Blackface minstrelsy in early 19th-century America and how it crossed the Atlantic to Britain. This was entertainment as a delivery system for racist tropes and became the most popular form of entertainment of the Victorian era, taking the music of enslaved people and turning it toxic. David Harewood sets out to understand how it shaped ideas of blackness in popular culture and why it endured so long.

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