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Oh! Susanna

Oh! Susanna

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Stephen Foster

The popular but troubled songwriter

The Christy Minstrels

An advertisement for the minstrel group that made Stephen Foster’s songs famous

Minstrel Performer, 1884

Although well past their heyday, minstrel shows persisted into the 20th century.

Jim Crow

Thomas “Daddy” Rice, the father of minstrelsy

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