”Phake” Tweets!!

So I went on ds106 to do an assignment as usual. I came across this AWESOME assignment that asked to make these fake tweets with historical people and historic events! Me, being the comedian I am, decided to have some fun with this. Using the World War…

So I went on ds106 to do an assignment as usual. I came across this AWESOME assignment that asked to make these fake tweets with historical people and historic events! Me, being the comedian I am, decided to have some fun with this. Using the World War II events to do this special assignment.~
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Pope Julius aka “papa teribble”

For my Renaissance class i chose to speak about pope Julius ii, he was named the warrior pope, and was one of the greatest patrons of art he was responsible for the sistine chapel, as well as many of Raphael, Brammante, and other famous artist greatest works. My thesis was to highlight him as being […]

For my Renaissance class i chose to speak about pope Julius ii, he was named the warrior pope, and was one of the greatest patrons of art he was responsible for the sistine chapel, as well as many of Raphael, Brammante, and other famous artist greatest works. My thesis was to highlight him as being almost as important as these artist themselves because it was his vision that came to life.

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Please, Know Your History

History of Minstrel Shows Blackface performers are, “…the filthy scum of white society, who have stolen from us a complexion denied them by nature, in which to make money, and pander to the corrupt taste of their white fellow citizens.” — Frederick Douglass Minstrelsy was a type of performance that evolved from several of the […]

History of Minstrel Shows

Blackface performers are, “…the filthy scum of white society, who have stolen from us a complexion denied them by nature, in which to make money, and pander to the corrupt taste of their white fellow citizens.” — Frederick Douglass

Minstrelsy was a type of performance that evolved from several of the different American entertainment traditions. This included the traveling circus, medicine shows, shivaree, Irish dance and music with African syncopated rhythms, musical halls and traveling theatre. One of the most infamous minstrel show was “blackface”. Blackface is a show of an all white cast that offensively imitated and exaggerated the music, culture, speech, and physical traits of African American people for entertainment.

These white cast members would paint their faces black and try to impersonate African Americans by playing on all of the terrible stereotypes. This includes: big lips, eating watermelon, being dumb, and basically being the “butt” of the joke. Thomas Dartmouth “Daddy” Rice performed a song-and-dance routine in blackface and tattered clothes in a New York City theatre and became known as the “father of American minstrelsy”.

Here is a video of blackface minstrelsy, this is called the Sand Dance.

Changes in minstrel shows correlate to events in American History: (provided by this site) 

War of 1812: Americans attempted to separate themselves culturally from their European Counterparts, early minstrel skits started.

Civil War: Minstrel shows grew in popularity and skits became full night extravaganzas during antebellum period and Civil War.

Reconstruction: As white actors moved to Vaudeville, black actors filled Minstrel show roles, first in painted black faces then without.

Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance, Jazz: Southern African-Americans moved from the south to cities in the north in search of a better life, gaining more visibility, capita, and influence.  Popular Radio with “Black” themes and characters were produced.

WWII: African-American veterans return home in search of equality, education, and hope to create positive images of Black people and culture.

2008: