Paul Mooney and Bobby Slayton - Paul Mooney, Bobby Slayton Los Angeles, California - The Laugh Factory's 30th Annual Toy Giveaway and Free Christmas Dinner, held At The Laugh Factory in West Hollywood Thursday 1st January 1970
What began as white actors in blackface evolved with the 1950s Amos and Andy Show on television, featuring black actors in blackface. The content remained the same, with Amos and Andy portrayed as lazy, ignorant, chicken eatin', banjo playin', shifty clowns. Once the show lost favor with an outraged public, the television studios put a halt on developing new shows about the black experience -- degrading or otherwise -- for several decades.
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