Thursday, November 3, 2016

A Free State

I was unaware black minstrelsy, another blight in American history, dated back to pre-civil war.
This is the back drop of the Tom Piazza's novel about a brilliant musician,
a slave, who has escaped to the north.
A leader of a minstrel troupe recognizes his talents,
and convinces him to preform with them in blackface.

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