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."

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

"White-capped nurse holding infant."

“White-capped nurse holding infant.” via
"Negro domestic servant, Atlanta, GA, May 1939."“Negro domestic servant, Atlanta, GA, May 1939.” via

"Child and nurse."

“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

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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