Published 11.05.2018 on subject Social Studies by Guest

In 19th century America, a theatrical tradition began in which a white person would wear black stage make-up in order to play an African American character. This practice, known as blackface, became very popular throughout the country and has become associated with American racism from the period. Which of the following people was the founder of the first troupe of the blackface minstrel tradition? A. Daniel Decatur Emmett B. John James Audubon C. Frederick Douglass D. Ralph Waldo Emerson