My Sweet Little Girl. Chapter 10.

“Blackface was used for student presentations at Myrtle well into the 1960s. The 1963 Mirror carried a small picture near the back, with the caption ‘Shortenin’ Bread,’ showing two women at the piano in the Myrtle cafetorium and a dozen or more students onstage, arrayed in blackface and wearing patched, stereotypical costumes as they performed for an audience. Here it would be good to point out that blackface routines as late as the middle of the Twentieth Century were hardly confined to the South.” Page 230.


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