History of blackface

Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia under the Creative Commons License.

Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia under the Creative Commons License.

Naomi Blair, news writer

Blackface is when people who are not black darken their face in order portray corrupted images of blacks, according to PBS. Blackface is used to mock black people in public. While this is an issue, many students at KHS do not know what blackface is or the history behind it. Below is a timeline depicting various incidents with blackface and how they have influenced culture.

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