From Here I Saw People Laughing And I Cried
In the U.S.A., during the slavery time in the 19th century, Minstrel Shows were a form of entertainment for a white and privileged audience. The representation of the African–American slaves through the form of blackface, created and perpetuated racial stereotypes. This book reflects on how humour originated derogatory stigmas, through a compendium of works created by Afro–American artists. By recontextualizing harmful and offensive imagery, the artists featured in this book counter the stigmatization of their community by using it as a form of empowerment and social change.