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A Touch of Disney in Black History – Stephen Fetchit

 

Photo Credit: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Photo Credit: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry, a comedian and actor who took on the name Stephen Fetchit, was considered a controversial actor in his time.  He took on acting roles that portrayed African-Americans as lazy.  However, he became the first African-American actor to obtain millionaire status. Mr. Fetchit was caricatured in several Disney animated shorts.

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