re: a mammy tale

I want to yell so loud that Baby Girl can hear me that dirty ain’t a color, disease ain’t the Negro side a town.  I want to stop that moment from coming-and it come in ever white child’s life- when they start to think that colored folks ain’t as good as whites.- The Help

old photo of baby Ralph in an elaborate lace christening dress held proudly by a large black woman

"Black man with white child and dog." http://www.flickr.com/photos/george_eastman_house/2720789660/

“Black man with white child and dog.” via a “Manny”

"White-capped nurse holding infant." http://www.flickr.com/photos/floridamemory/3248110220/

“White-capped nurse holding infant.” via
"Negro domestic servant, Atlanta, GA, May 1939." http://www.flickr.com/photos/nypl/3110575890/“Negro domestic servant, Atlanta, GA, May 1939.” via

"Child and nurse." http://www.flickr.com/photos/george_eastman_house/2678243048/

“Child and nurse.” via

…the dichotomy of love and disdain living side-by-side is what surprises me- The Help

Mammy & Child-1850

some photos found @ postpostracial

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4 thoughts on “re: a mammy tale

  1. Hi Tiffany,

    I’m mulatto as well and just stumbled across your blog. I love it. Good work.

  2. I didn’t think I would enjoy ‘The Help’ nearly as much as I did, but it was kind of book that I was sad to finish. The author did a wonderful job of capturing the full spectrum of these very complex relationships.

    Love these posts!

  3. I love your blog, it is really thought provoking.
    Where do you find all your photographs? I looked on postpost racial but I am especially interested in the photograph of a girl all done up in bows holding a rag doll. Is this a still from a movie?

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