The story of Stepin Fetchit born Lincoln Perry. The first black movie star who at the end of his career became a symbol of hate and black stereotypes that linger to this day.
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Step laughs, George awkwardly opens his note pad.
I was probably performin in the womb. It's in my blood. My father was a reader for many years at a cigar factory. he spoke perfect Spanish and at the time, that was a very respected position... specially for a black man. I memba I would sit and listen to him read all the classics. Even though I couldn't understand half what he was sayin.
(laughs) When he got done with that job, he'd go and perform in the minstrel shows.