The NAACP of Alabama is calling on the state’s Republican governor to resign after she acknowledged she once wore blackface during a college skit in 1967 when she was a student at Auburn. Republican Governor Kay Ivey apologized for the incident after audio of a radio interview resurfaced where she and her then-fiancé talked about the skit, in which she dressed in blackface and crawled around looking for cigar butts.
Ben LaRavia: “As I look at my fiancée across the room, I can see her that night. She had on a pair of blue coveralls, and she had put some black paint all over her face. And she was — we were acting out this skit called 'Cigar Butts.'”
Earlier this year, photos emerged of Kay Ivey’s sorority sisters at Auburn wearing blackface, but none showed the future governor.