Season 2 - Ep 1: Mammy, Movies and Madea
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We are joined by Dr. Kimberly Wallace Sanders from Emory University as we explore the mammy caricature in film. We examine Hattie McDaniels’ role as “Mammy” in Gone With the Wind, as well as the movie “The Imitation of Life” and contemporary views regarding the mammy caricature in movies like “The Help” and Tyler Perry’s Madea franchise.
Dr. Kimberly Wallace Sanders, Emory Professor and author of Mammy: A Century of Race, Gender and Southern Memory and Skin Deep. Spirit Strong: Critical Essays on the Black Female Body in American Culture.
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Dr. Kimberly Wallace-Sanders - Mammy: A Century of Race, Gender, and Southern Memory:
Dr. Kimberly Wallace Sanders’ Exhibit - http://web.library.emory.edu/news-events/news/archives/2019/framing-shadows-nannies-exhibit.html
Donald Bogle: Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films, Updated and Expanded 5th Edition: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/082642953X
David Pilgrim: Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice:: https://www.amazon.com/dp/162963114
Jim Crow Museum - Ferris State University: https://ferris.edu/HTMLS/news/jimcrow/
Mammy Caricature: https://ferris.edu/HTMLS/news/jimcrow/mammies/homepage.htm