Margo Jefferson on the history of black performers wearing blackface

Posted on : March 21, 2019
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As a theatrical art form that began in the 19th century, minstrel shows featured white performers wearing blackface to evoke stereotypes. But African-American performers have also worn blackface when taking the stage. In this web exclusive, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Margo Jefferson talks with “Sunday Morning” contributor and WCBS anchor Maurice DuBois about why black performers felt the need to don a black mask. Subscribe to the “CBS Sunday Morning” Channel HERE: Get more of “CBS Sunday Morning” HERE: Follow “CBS Sunday Morning” on Instagram HERE: Like “CBS Sunday Morning” on Facebook HERE: Follow “CBS Sunday Morning” on Twitter HERE: Follow “CBS Sunday Morning” on Google+ HERE: Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! — “CBS Sunday Morning” features stories on the arts, music, nature, entertainment, sports, history, science, Americana and highlights unique human accomplishments and achievements. Check local listings for CBS Sunday Morning broadcast times.

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