'Black and White Minstrel Show' record sleeve

Record sleeve

The Black and White Minstrel Show was a British television series that ran from 1958 until 1978. It was a weekly variety programme presenting traditional American minstrel and Country songs, as well as show and music hall numbers. The performers were blacked-up and wore lavish costumes to portray characters behaving in a stereotypical manner.

The text on the sleeve reads:

"The Black and White Minstrel Show (No.2) mono

His Master's Voice

The George Mitchell Minstrels from the Black and White Minstrel Show. Featuring Tony Mercer, Dai Francis and John Boulter."

On display in the 'Legacies: racism and discrimination' section of the museum.

1950s, England

Accession number DB.ISM.20098.12