A History Of Blackface In America

AL JOLSON JAZZ SINGER
Al Jolson performs in blackface makeup in the 1927 movie "The Jazz Singer." AP
AL JOLSON JAZZ SINGER
Al Jolson performs in blackface makeup in the 1927 movie "The Jazz Singer." AP

A History Of Blackface In America

Reset sits down with Jane Rhodes of the University of Illinois at Chicago to learn about the history of blackface and why it persists in popular culture today.

GUEST: Jane Rhodes, department head and professor of African American Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago