San Francisco Mime Troupe Postcard
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San Francisco Mime Troupe Postcard

  • 1st Printing $545 $545 $0
TOUR/SHOW:
  • A Minstrel Show or 'Civil Rights in a Cracker Barrel'
Item Number:
  • GTS650701-PC
DATE:
  • Jul 1, 1965
VENUE:
SIZE:
  • 8 1/2" x 11"

Ronnie Davis, mastermind of the SFMT, is a man of many talents, one of which has been his ability to present inflammatory material in a barely civilized format that forces his audience to toss about ideas, not chairs. This July, 1965 'Minstrel Show, or Civil Rights in a Cracker Barrel,' a series of skits with themes taken from the daily newspapers and performed by an integrated cast in blackface, benefited SNCC and MFDP. SNCC had recently grown from a Southern issue group to a bona-fide national civil rights force. MFDP, via its challenge for black Mississippians at the 1964 Democratic National Convention, set the DNC straight regarding the inclusion of black voters.