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In The Netherlands, Santa's Helpers Wear Blackface

Nov 14, 2014

Marcie Sillman talks with James Kennedy, an American historian who researches Dutch history at the University of Amsterdam, about the history of Zwarte Piet, or Black Peter, Saint Nick's helper in the Netherlands. 

Celebrations with Black Pete usually involve performers in blackface, and can be seen locally this weekend in Lake Forest Park.