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Halloween Costume

September 1927: American stage and film performer Al Jolson wearing blackface make-up in the first talkie film 'The Jazz Singer.' Historically, blackface emerged in the mid-19th century, representing a combination of put-down, fear and morbid fascination with black culture. (credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

People In Blackface Are Making Headlines Again This Halloween Season

In spite of the historic outrage over the issue, people are still wearing blackface as part of their Halloween costume.

10/30/2013

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