Tom Hanks and Glenn Frey: The complete ‘blackface’ video

David Martosko Executive Editor
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Video footage obtained by The Daily Caller shows Hollywood screen legend Tom Hanks and Eagles musician Glenn Frey at a 2004 fundraising auction, playfully interacting with a white man dressed as an African native, complete with blackface makeup and a giant Afro wig.

Hanks most recently provided the narration for “The Road We’ve Traveled,” a 17-minute-long campaign video meant to help President Barack Obama win re-election in November.

TheDC received 10 minutes of video from a source who filmed the fundraiser and said Hanks’ “sharp-elbowed partisanship” prompted her to have the tape digitized. The portion TheDC chose to excerpt for its news report begins at time index 04:50.

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