Forgotten Manuscripts: A Trip to Coontown

  title={Forgotten Manuscripts: A Trip to Coontown},
  author={Krystyn R. Moon and Krystyn R. David Thomas L. Krasner and Krystyn R. David Thomas L. Riis},
  journal={African American Review},
  pages={24 - 7}
Finding A Trip to Coontown, by Krystyn R. Moon By 1897, most American audiences had had an opportunity to see African Americans perform on the stage during the previous thirty years. Hired by European American agents and managers, they were expected to reproduce many of the songs and skits that had been made famous in blackface minstrelsy in new theatrical genres, such as variety and vaudeville. Others were forming their own concert companies to do a variety of popular and high-art music, and… CONTINUE READING