When Blacks Face Blackface: Undoing a Century Old Spell in New Orleans

1949 Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club crew featuring Louis Armstrong as King

There’s been much ado about blackface in the media lately. From the runways of high end fashion to the halls of the political elite, the vile tradition of white folks blackening their faces and exaggerating the size of their lips and eyes to dehumanize black folks has reached into the highest echelons of Western society. In my neck of the woods, New Orleans, it has…