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Dick Gregory, Moms Mabley, and Redd Foxx: Bridging the Gap between Comedy, Rage, and Race

Terrence T. Tucker

in Furiously Funny: Comic Rage from Ralph Ellison to Chris Rock

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054360
eISBN:
9780813053059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054360.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter links the development of comic rage in African American literature to similar and perpendicular changes in stand-up comedy. While Dick Gregory embodies the convergence of the civil ... More


“Well-Aimed Ridicule”: Satirizing American Race Relations

in Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226431642
eISBN:
9780226431659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how liberal satirists extended their critique into the area of American race relations. Joined by three African Americans—cartoonist Ollie Harrington and comedians Godfrey ... More


White People Be Like … Black Solo and Racial Difference

Marvin McAllister

in Whiting Up: Whiteface Minstrels and Stage Europeans in African American Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835081
eISBN:
9781469602431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869062_mcallister.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this chapter, the author returns to whiteface minstrelsy, the more improvisational, free-form mode of whiting up. He places black stand-up comics such as Jackie “Moms” Mabley, Dick Gregory, ... More


Culinary Nationalism beyond Soul Food

Jennifer Jensen Wallach

in Every Nation Has Its Dish: Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645216
eISBN:
9781469645230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645216.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses radical black critiques of the soul food tradition that emerged beginning in the late 1960s. Some began to associate the diet with bad health and criticized its linkages to the ... More


Every Nation Has Its Dish: Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America

Jennifer Jensen Wallach

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645216
eISBN:
9781469645230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645216.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book gives a nuanced history of black foodways across the twentieth century, challenging traditional narratives of "soul food" as a singular style of historical African American cuisine. It ... More


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