For scholars, weighing the context of the classic film’s use of blackface is a valuable thought exercise. For a Jew, it is an exorcism.
Patrons Wore Blackface and Colonial-Era Costumes to Party at AfricaMuseum
Images emerging on social media showed partygoers dressed in pith helmets and blackface at the museum. The colonial-era museum apologized for the event, admitting a “lapse in judgment.”
The Largely Unknown History of Blackface in Canada
Here’s how Toronto’s Gardiner Museum is using a figurine in its collection to peel back the layers of violently racialized imagery in Canada.
A University Sparks Controversy by Removing Evidence of Blackface
Hollins University has removed access to its online collection of yearbooks that show students and faculty wearing blackface and contain other racist imagery.
Prada Accused of Blackface, Pulls Controversial Animal Charms from Retailers
On Twitter, the fashion company said the misstep was unintentional before announcing that the caricature in question would be removed from display and circulation.
Cindy Sherman in Blackface
Here we go again. #Myhsa (aka @E_SCRAAATCH) has called attention to artist Cindy Sherman’s blackface performance in some rarely seen works from 1976 by using the tag #cindygate.
As the Met Abandons Blackface, a Look at the Legacy of African Americans in Opera
Inevitably, the history of Black American opera chronicles not just perseverance and accomplishment, but also racism and exclusion.