AIRED: Season 1, Episode 9
Season 2, Episode 7
THE DETECTIVE: Tukufu Zuberi
THE PLACE: Brooklyn, New York
At the turn of the 20th century the main theatrical entertainment was Vaudeville, a show with something for everyone.
It was a world dominated by white entertainers, but despite this, a pioneering new act—an African- American ventriloquist—emerged onto the scene.
Did "Sam" the first black ventriloquist dummy, transform how Americans viewed race in the early 20th century?
Where did he come from, the history detectives must find out.
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