Professor B's Blog

November 10, 2014
by Professor B
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MUSC 299 and 168 – Apaches, Shadows, Bongos, and Hip Hop

The 1954 Hollywood film Apache stars Burt Lancaster as Massai, an Apache Indian who refuses to surrender to the white man. All of the Indian roles are played by whites with dark makeup in an odd twist on blackface minstrelsy. For all that, … Continue reading