Minstrel Show Chorus Line
This photograph of a minstrel show at Kalamazoo College (c. 1953) shows six men on stage in a chorus line formation dressed in bandeau tops and in shorts with balloons attached. They are all barefoot and in blackface, wearing mops on their heads to imitate Black hairstyles. Minstrel shows often sexualized Black women in a form of racial stereotyping. Members of the chorus, also in blackface, sit in rows behind the performers.