Skip to comments.Pittsburgh debates future of Stephen Foster statue in Oakland
Posted on 08/18/2017 11:03:14 AM PDT by Leaning Right
Pittsburgh city leaders are looking into whether a statue of musical pioneer Stephen Foster should be moved from a spot along Forbes Avenue in Oakland after years of criticism for its depiction of a black character from one of Fosters songs.
Foster, a Pittsburgh native who died in 1864, is famous for classic songs including Oh! Susanna and Camptown Races. Many of his songs were used in minstrel shows in which actors performed in blackface. The statue depicts Foster sitting above a shoeless banjo-playing Uncle Ned, a slave character from a Foster song.
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If we play our cards right guys, we could WIN primaries for conservatives and have 60 seats.
The first one being more important.
It was the times, it is history,please just leave it all alone.
Burn all the song books!
When is this insanity going to end? It has gotten so ridiculous now. When is an adult finally going to say “Sit down and shut up. Suck it up.”
Why you ask?
Because they want Americans to repeat it, with perhaps a few minor changes here and there.
Stephen stinkin’ Foster, or Fredrick f’n Chopin?
Another Orwellian prediction comes to pass with liberalism.
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered.
And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped.
Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right....George Orwell, “1984”
so Democrat held territory want to Destroy all Statues, Monuments and Remove all names they deem offensive or is it just for votes
Don’t screw around with the playing of “My Old Kentucky Home” at the Kentucky Derby. I have never been to Kentucky, but I always get sentimental and teary eyed when I hear it on TV every May. The horses like it too!
The video was hilarious.
STEPHEN FOSTER’S songs plan an important part in AMERICAN HISTORY. He may well be the FATHER of AMERICAN MUSIC.
Don’t forget, he wrote two state songs, Swanee River and Old Kentucky Home! All remnants of the best songwriter of the 19th century must be DESTROYED!!! NOW!!!
One thing they don’t realize (aside from the fact that Stephen Foster had never seen the Suwannee River and was not even remotely from the South) is that Foster was actually pretty revolutionary because he attributed normal human feelings to blacks in his lyrics. The songs were not meant to ridicule. They were in dialect, not uncommon for any group at that time (stories and popular songs were written in “Irish” and “Italian” dialects, etc.), but he treated the black people like anybody else: falling in love, longing for home, etc.
You beat me to it!
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