Cowboy Minstrels

From the 1963 Cactus.  (Click image to enlarge.) The Texas Cowboys held the Cowboy Minstrels into the 1970s, but the blackface discontinued in the late 1960s after protests. Neither the Cowboys’ official web page history nor their Wikipedia entry mentions the Minstrels at all.
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One Comment to “Cowboy Minstrels”

  1. Blackface in the late 60s? How retro. Someone must have been asleep at the switch for nearly a decade not to have realized that “blacking up” was at least 30 years past its sell-by date. Either that, or the Texas Cowboys were so far below the radar as to be invisible. I wonder if any of them are still around to explain this phenomenon.

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