Early on, the roles that Blacks portrayed in any form of media was the "mammy" "uncle tom" "buck" "wench/jezebel" "mulatto" or "pickaninny" Sometimes, most times, blacks weren't even cast by blacks. They had whites in blackface portray Blacks on stage. http://black-face.com/
I was given the option to lesser myself while an individual indulged perverse of a normal subject, knowing it gave interim to abuse me. The orchestrations around abuses would make you look like this. Puppetting. I've been evicted from a HUD/VASH slum. It was to whites and a spanish female, a Tawain male. They look like this every time I said ,"Just do your job." ------------------------ The Original Jim Crow
minstrel shows, using some elements of satire, criticized and stereotyped black Americans as stupid, happy, watermelon-eating, do domestic jobs or servant type of job, carefree, have thick lips and big mouths, superstitious, lazy, irresponsible, violent, aggressive, and threatening. Uncle Tom, Sambo, Mammy, Mulatto and Wench, Pickaninny, and Buck were the popular cartoon depiction of black Americans in the 19th century and early to mid 20th century.
Minstrel Show Plantation Vignette- This video portrays plantation life in a very positive light. It clearly is emphasizing the image of the docile, happy slave in America and does not really show a realistic scene of plantation life. The video does, however, offer insight to how minstrelsy was a huge form of popular music and entertainment in America that blacks were allowed to partake in, even if it reinforced their stereotypes. This would have a huge impact on American popular music.