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Division 1 - South East
RM of Brock No. 64
Transcript of audio excerpt (edited by Interviewer): E- "So these types of plays, what were they done for?" A- "They were called minstrel shows. In the United States, there were quite popular musical groups of black people and it was an acceptable thing for blacks to be able to do. These minstrel shows, and that’s a re-enactment of one, I would think. Their faces were blackened by burnt cork. You can put it on, and it will wash off." E- "And so was this a school play?" A- "…Yeah, I’m thinking it’s the teacher in the centre, and the rest are students. They’re not older people."