Script of State's Mates minstrel show, Act 1, April 11, 1960

Title

Script of State's Mates minstrel show, Act 1, April 11, 1960

Description

This item is the script to the theatrical portion of the State's Mates April 1960 variety show, "The Backyard Minstrels." Members of State's Mates portrayed racist caricatures of African Americans in blackface. The use of exaggerated dialect, derogatory language, and punning names of characters all helped State's Mates to uphold their idea of existing racial relations in the South

Creator

State's Mates

Source

Script of State's Mates minstrel show, Act 1, April 11, 1960, North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, State's Mates Records, UA 021.501, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries.

Date

1960-04-11

Identifier

gwd001

Original Format

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Citation

State's Mates, “Script of State's Mates minstrel show, Act 1, April 11, 1960,” The State of History, accessed April 14, 2024, https://soh.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/79.