"In the wake of a blackface incident involving Snapchat on campus, History Club at the University of Michigan hosted a dialogue Tuesday evening to examine the historical roots of the blackface caricature and its harmful modern-day implications.

The racist Snapchat was posted by LSA sophomore Lauren Fokken wearing a black face mask with the caption “#blacklivesmatter.”

Stephen Berrey, associate professor in the Department of American Culture, led Tuesday's conversation, providing insight into how the blackface caricature has evolved from 19th-century minstrel shows to the ultimate “taboo” of blackface by 1980" (Shannon Ors, "In wake of snapchat incident, University staff holds conversation about origins of blackface," Michigan Daily, April 3, 2019).

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