Season 2 - Ep 6: The Coon


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We sit down with Dr. Pellom McDaniels, Curator of African American Collections in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript Archives and Rare Book Library at Emory University, to discuss the history of the “Coon” caricature, from slavery to Stepin Fetchit to JJ from Good Times to modern urban radio. We examine how the Coon caricature continues to shape the way African American men are viewed in the workplace, school and in society.

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