Dan Emmett, author of “Dixie,” turns 200.

 

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Daniel Decatur Emmett, one of the founders of minstrelsy and author of “Dixie,” was born 200 years ago today. To mark the occasion, I wrote a guest post on the awesome history blog, We’re History, about Emmett’s life and legacy. Head over there and check it out.

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