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LIB 100/201 APPROVED World Greatest Minstrel Show Under the Stars

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM


Mary Idema Pew Library » Multipurpose Room


Join Drs. Matthew Daley and Scott Stabler, along with George Bayard, executive director of the Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archive, to learn more about the Lowell Showboat, which bore the name Robert E. Lee. The showboat entertained thousands each summer with well-known performers including Dinah Shore, Pearl Bailey, Milton Berle, and Louis Armstrong. Alongside those entertainers, minstrels in blackface humored audiences with racial stereotyping.


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