During the Jim Crow era even the holiday season was marred by offensive and hateful caricatures of African Americans. Whites painted in “blackface” and black children eating watermelons were common offensive depictions of African Americans that you could find just about anywhere. As you can see from the photos below, even the holiday season, which is supposed to be about kindness and love, was also a time some took to further degrade those of African descent.
These realities of the not-so-distant past are, unfortunately, showing up again. We have seen them on school campuses, as Halloween costumes, and even from elected officials. It is imperative to engage our children in a discussion and education about the harmful effects and dark history behind “blackface” and other mocking type images that were pervasive during the Jim Crow era.
Our newest book, Meet Jim Crow!, is a great guide for parents to use in teaching all American youth about this shameful part of history in an effort to stop it from repeating itself. https://eotobooks.com/products/meet-jim-crow
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