After viewing the lecture on blackface minstrelsy and exploring the below resources, construct a well-informed and well-written essay that briefly describes the original minstrel show and the controversies that surrounded it then, and now. You must draw intelligently on and cite at least 3 of the below resources.
https://youtu.be/kiRSDOBmbx8 – [Warning: contains many expletives, including lots of F and N words]
Lhamon Jr., W.T. “Ebery Time I Wheel About I Jump Jim Crow: Cycles of Minstrel Transgression from Cool White to Vanilla Ice.” Inside the Minstrel Mask, edited by Annemarie Bean, James V. hatch, Brooks McNamara. Hanover: Wesleyan University mPress, 1996.
Lott, Eric. “Love and Theft: The Racial Unconscious of Blackface Minstrelsy.” Representations, No. 39 (Summer, 1992), pp. 23-50