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<p>Black history month day 19: Dancer Master Juba</p> <p>Master Juba was born around 1825, likely to free blacks in Providence, Rhode Island. He was a minstrel dancer active in the 1840s, and one of the first black performers in the United States to play onstage for white audiences and be a member of a white minstrel group. His real name was believed to be William Henry Lane, and he was also known as &ldquo;Boz&rsquo;s Juba&rdquo; following a description of him by Charles Dickens, who wrote about the dancer in his travelogue โ€œAmerican Notesโ€œ.</p> <p>Details of his early life are scant but it is believed that he grew up in a slum that was the home to Irish immigrants and free blacks. The Irish and black communities frequently shared their culture with one another, leading to various dance steps and jigs and musical styles. Many blacks would perform in the local brothels and saloons or on the street corners for change.</p> <p>Eventually Juba was discovered by PT Barnum and Barnum got him into the minstrel business by disguising him as white minstrel by putting him in blackface. At a later date his race became clear but he still often performed in blackface, and was well known as the boy who beat famed white performer Joe Diamond in a dancing contest. At the time black performer being publicly confirmed as better than white man at anything was unheard of.</p> <p>Though Juba had success in the United States, he actually became most popular in England.</p>: <p>Black history month day 19: Dancer Master Juba</p> <p>Master Juba was born around 1825, likely to free blacks in Providence, Rhode Island. He was a minstrel dancer active in the 1840s, and one of the first black performers in the United States to play onstage for white audiences and be a member of a white minstrel group. His real name was believed to be William Henry Lane, and he was also known as &ldquo;Boz&rsquo;s Juba&rdquo; following a description of him by Charles Dickens, who wrote about the dancer in his travelogue โ€œAmerican Notesโ€œ.</p> <p>Details of his early life are scant but it is believed that he grew up in a slum that was the home to Irish immigrants and free blacks. The Irish and black communities frequently shared their culture with one another, leading to various dance steps and jigs and musical styles. Many blacks would perform in the local brothels and saloons or on the street corners for change.</p> <p>Eventually Juba was discovered by PT Barnum and Barnum got him into the minstrel business by disguising him as white minstrel by putting him in blackface. At a later date his race became clear but he still often performed in blackface, and was well known as the boy who beat famed white performer Joe Diamond in a dancing contest. At the time black performer being publicly confirmed as better than white man at anything was unheard of.</p> <p>Though Juba had success in the United States, he actually became most popular in England.</p>

<p>Black history month day 19: Dancer Master Juba</p> <p>Master Juba was born around 1825, likely to free blacks in Providence, Rhode Is...

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I'm back in Kinshasa, DR Congo. I use the money you give me to support these children. I want to move them out of the slum, click the lin...

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