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The World's Greatest Minstrel Show Under the Stars

Source: Lowell Area Historical Museum

Date and Time

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

Location

Mary Idema Pew Library » Multipurpose Room

Description

The World's Greatest Minstrel Show Under the Stars: Blackface Minstrels, Community Identity, and the Lowell Showboat, 1932-1977.

The Lowell Showboat, named Robert E. Lee, entertained thousands each summer with well-known performers including Dinah Shore, Pearl Bailey, Milton Berle, and Louis Armstrong. Alongside these entertainers, minstrels in blackface humored audiences with racial stereotyping. 

Featuring Drs. Matthew Daley and Scott Stabler, along with George Bayard, executive director of the Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archive. 

Contact

kutsche@gvsu.edu

616-331-8099

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