Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Fireworks Extravaganza’

WETA’s “D.C. Fireworks Extravaganza”: Still With Minstrel Songs!

This year, as it does every year, WETA will air a program called "D.C. Fireworks Extravaganza" following its live broadcast of the "Capitol Fourth" concert. Fireworks! Who doesn't want more of them? Unfortunately, WETA's canned footage is soundtracked by some familiar American tunes that are closely tied to the country's history of racism—not exactly the [...]