Backlash at Lenny Henry’s remarks about the lack of black faces in the festival crowd 


Lenny Henry pictured with Roy Parkinson in The Black And White Minstrel Show

Lenny Henry pictured with Roy Parkinson in The Black And White Minstrel Show

Last year, Sir Lenny said that he was used as a ‘political football’ after appearing on The Black and White Minstrel Show, which was known for its use of white singers and actors donning blackface to perform minstrel songs and which aired on the BBC from 1958 to 1978.

Revealing that he regretted being persuaded by his family and management to work on the show for five years, he told The Times: ‘People used to…



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