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Mississippi Swing

by Nicholas Sammond

A 1941 Terrytoons cartoon nostalgically collapses racist caricature and blackface minstrelsy into a single object, having racist caricatures perform as minstrels. Here, swing-era anxiety about black popular culture is fully on view.

Mississippi Swing

A cartoon minstrel show from the 1940s.

from Mississippi Swing (1941)
Creator: Terrytoons
Distributor: Private Collection
Posted by Nicholas Sammond
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