Vocabulary – “Ma” Rainey
Incorporate: verb; to put or introduce into a body or mass as an integral part or parts.
Minstrel: noun; one of a group of comedians, usually white men made up as black performers, presenting songs and jokes.
Persona: noun; a person’s perceived or evident personality, as that of a well-known official, actor, or celebrity.
Protégée: noun; a woman under the patronage, protection, or care of someone interested in her career or welfare.
Raspy: adjective; sounding harsh, rough, or grating.
Vaudeville: noun; light theatrical entertainment (especially in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries) consisting of a succession of short acts including comedians, singers, dancers, jugglers, trained animals, and magicians.