Season 2 - Ep 1: Mammy, Movies and Madea


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Dr. Kimberly Wallace Sanders

Dr. Kimberly Wallace Sanders

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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