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Beyond BlackfaceAfrican Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930$
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W. Fitzhugh Brundage

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780807834626

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807878026_brundage

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Our Newcomers to the City

Our Newcomers to the City

The Great Migration and the Making of Modern Mass Culture

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(p.159) Our Newcomers to the City
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Beyond Blackface
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Davarian L. Baldwin

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807878026_brundage.12

This chapter describes how the Chicago Defender had already begun to sound the alarm about “a racial amusement problem.” As proof of “boisterousness and defiance of public sentiment,” the Defender described in great detail what it called an act of “Loud Talking in the Pekin.” The Pekin, a nationally famous race theater, had begun to create “mixed bills”; integrating live acts with the emergent and relatively more affordable mass-cultural amusement of “moving pictures.” Such mixed bills brought with them a more diversified audience and hence a more diversified approach to appropriate decorum in the theater.

Keywords:   Chicago Defender, racial amusement problem, public sentiment, Pekin, race theater

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