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Minstrel Show Blackface Stump Speech

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Published on Jan 9, 2013

Slim Williams delivers a stump speech in blackface. This was an important part of nearly every minstrel show -- a performer delivers a political speech filled with puns and malaprops. The speaker's demeanor is reminiscent of the pomposity of Zip Coon; he aspires to great dignity, wisdom and intelligence, but his hilarious mangling of language always makes him appear foolish and ignorant. Read more about the history of blackface and minstrel shows at http://black-face.com

Clip used with permission of the copyright holder: Kit Parker Films

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