After viewing the lecture on blackface minstrelsy and exploring the below resources, construct a well-informed and well-written essay [500-1200 words] that briefly describes the original minstrel show and the controversies that surrounded it then, and now. You must draw intelligently on and cite at least two of the below resources.
http://black-face.com [Links to an external site.]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minstrel_show [Links to an external site.]
https://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/news/jimcrow/links/essays/ [Links to an external site.]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpAiYoXnd2Y [Links to an external site.]
https://youtu.be/kiRSDOBmbx8 [Links to an external site.]- [Warning: contains many expletives, including lots of F and N words]
Lhamon Jr., W.T. “Ebery Time I Wheel About I Jump Jim Crow: Cycles of Minstrel Transgression from Cool White to Vanilla Ice.” Inside the Minstrel Mask, edited by Annemarie Bean, James V. hatch, Brooks McNamara. Hanover: Wesleyan University Press, 1996.
Lott, Eric. “Love and Theft: The Racial Unconscious of Blackface Minstrelsy.” Representations, No. 39 [Summer, 1992], pp. 23-50