blackface definition

  • noun:
    • makeup products for a conventionalized comic travesty of Ebony people, particularly in a minstrel show.
    • An actor wearing such makeup in a minstrel tv show.
    • a mode of theatrical makeup products where a white person blackens their face in order to portray a negro
    • the makeup products (usually burnt cork) utilized by a performer in order to copy a Negro

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