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Mammy and Uncle Remus Break Their Molds and Whoop Some Ass

What if racist characters like Aunt Jemina, Mam E, Uncle Remus turned the tables and whooped some ass?
Visual artist Dawolu Jabari Anderson created 'Gullah Sci-Fi Mysteries', a comic book series in which these characters break their molds and become superheroes.
Mam-E is now "a ferocious, headphones-wearing riff on the Aunt Jemima/Mammy stereotype."
Anderson explains: "Early one ‘mawn’n’, Dinah (aka Mammy or Mam E.) was sweeping the front porch while humming an old slave spiritual. The broom then unlocked it’s fantastic powers responding to the frequencies of Dinah’s voice, thus transforming her into Mam-E."
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Comment by Hollis D Merriwether on October 3, 2013 at 10:54am

I am REEEEEALEEE DIGGIN this project/concept!!! DOPE WORK my friend!!! As an 'manipulator of lines and kolour'-I AM INSPIRED!! KEEP UP THE DOPE WORK...peace

Comment by X-D-D-M*9 on October 2, 2013 at 6:16pm

Interesting...I like the idea of twisting the stereotypical icons.  It'd be cool to see Uncle Tom as a reformed hero (as the real Tom helped oppressed Black folks) more like a Nat Turner and mammy characters presented as sexy & redeeming as opposed to the desexualized image.  Cool idea this is...


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