">Name: Amos 'n' Andy, NAACP pressures CBS to cancel program
Artist: Freeman Goshen and Charles Correll were the original actors in the Amos 'n' Andy live and radio minstrel shows. Tim Moore, Spencer Williams and Ernestine Wade were the lead actors on the television version.|
Confronting Bodies: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) and the government of Kenya.
Date of Action: 1953 through the 1960s
Specific Location: The United States and Kenya
Description of Artwork: Amos 'n' Andy was a popular minstrel show that began as a live performance by two white actors in blackface, continued to become a nationally syndicated radio program and became a television program in the 1950s. The show featured several main characters: George Stevens, also known as "the Kingfish," was a con-man trying to make an easy dollar; Andy, a gullible cab driver; as well as Kingfish's wife, girlfriend and mother. The show was a comedy routine composed of malapropisms, mispronounciations and misunderstandings based on African American stereotypes.
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