publication date: Saturday, August 14, 2021 (part of Summer 2021)

category: Theater

clue: His song became synonymous with the South, and his acting troupe synonymous with racism.

explanation: Emmett founded the first blackface minstrel troupe and composed "Dixie." more…

intended difficulty: medium

solved by: Steve West, Chris Lemler, Denise Sawicki, and Mike Eberhart

trivia: Scott was inspired to make this goo after discovering that Emmett had made two notable (albeit reprehensible) contributions to American cultural history. However, Scott was disgusted while researching Emmett and nearly gave up on making the goo, and regretted publishing it. When several players guessed the even worse Thomas D. Rice, Scott could not bring himself to make a do-over goo.

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