Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

While the Civil Rights and Women’s Rights Movements were taking place in this decade, a number of FJC events and programs lacked cultural sensitivity. For the April 15, 1961 annual Spring Sing competition, the Hornet Knights captured third place for their blackface version of “Ol’ Man River” from Showboat. Taking a cue from American minstrel shows, popular after the Civil War, “The Minstrels” was the theme of the Hornet Knights’ act.
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