Projects > Sambo Scratches His Navel and Watches His Crazy Sister (2006-2009)

Michael Dixon and Onye Ozuzu, Sambo Scratches His Navel and Watches His Crazy Sister
Untitled (The Dandy 2)
Oil on canvas
24x36
2009

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The Black Dandy character also found its way into the minstrel show and was a figure that represented the newly free black slave entering the work force. This figure was used to unite the Northern working class against blacks and reinforce the idea that blacks didn't belong. The Black Dandy is the Northern version of the Southern Sambo.