Malcolm X In A Dress

Afro-Pessimist | Hollywood African | Male | Virgo | 24 | NYC

The Black Section in the Bookstore

“Listen up. Let me tell you something. A man ain’t a goddamn ax. Chopping, hacking, busting every goddamn minute of the day. Things get to him. Things he can’t chop down because they’re inside.” (69) Beloved, Toni Morrison

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"Is all we good niggers here?"

Ethiopian Serenaders
“Mary Blane” sheet music, Firth & Hall Publishers, New York, 1847Front cover lithograph, 10 1/2” x 14”, Collection of Old Hat Records

The Ethiopian Serenaders were a popular blackface minstrel troupe of the 1840s who performed for at least two U.S. presidents, Tyler and Polk. They regarded their brand of minstrelsy more “refined” than others, largely because they parodied great works of the European masters, which required of their audience some acquaintance with the originals; and they dressed in subdued formal apparel. The Serenaders carried their act to England in 1846, where they met with great success, but their popularity waned upon their return, edged out by the more ribald humor of such troupes as the Christy Minstrels.

Ethiopian Serenaders

“Mary Blane” sheet music, Firth & Hall Publishers, New York, 1847
Front cover lithograph, 10 1/2” x 14”, Collection of Old Hat Records

The Ethiopian Serenaders were a popular blackface minstrel troupe of the 1840s who performed for at least two U.S. presidents, Tyler and Polk. They regarded their brand of minstrelsy more “refined” than others, largely because they parodied great works of the European masters, which required of their audience some acquaintance with the originals; and they dressed in subdued formal apparel. The Serenaders carried their act to England in 1846, where they met with great success, but their popularity waned upon their return, edged out by the more ribald humor of such troupes as the Christy Minstrels.

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