Southern Memory, Southern Monuments, and the Subversive Black Mammy

Emory University
Published June 15, 2009
Overview 

Speaking at Emory University on November 13, 2008, Dr. Wallace-Sanders considers Lost Cause monuments and memorials to the black mammy figure, responses from African-American writers and artists, and the relationship between these debates and real African-American women who cared for white children.

Southern Memory, Southern Monuments, and the Subversive Black Mammy

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Question and Answer

Wallace-Sanders responds to questions about the photographs she uses, the proposed Mammy Memorial Institute, the political responses to the proposed mammy memorial in Washington DC, and the mammy figure within Lost Cause discourse.

About Kimberly Wallace-Sanders

Kimberly Wallace-Sanders is Associate Professor of American Studies and Women's Studies at Emory University. She received her PhD from Boston University and is the author of Mammy: A Century of Race, Gender, and Southern Memory (2008) and editor of Skin Deep, Spirit Strong: The Black Female Body in American Culture (2002).

doi:10.18737/M7PK6W

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