Freedom brought hope to black Americans

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Freedom brought hope to black Americans Blacks increasingly identified as brutes Birth of a nation o Blacks (played by whites in black face) pursued white virgins If brutes portrayed earlier, it wouldn’t have supported slavery if they were  perceived as rebellious. But when it came to freedom, portrayed to justify why  they needed to go back to slavery and justified killing blacks Black children portrayed as animal like When black men came to play on minstrel stage, they still had to paint their  face darker and widen their mouth o Doorway out of slavery and deep south o Opportunity for workforce but perpetuating stereotype of themselves Blacks move into cities, and to north o Dice and gambling became characteristic of urban caricatures WWI – hope for blacks, thought if they proved themselves whites would  accept them o War was full of caricatures
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