Free Online Black History Class: History of the Coon, Mammy, and Pickaninny and Blackface
The terms "coon," "pickaninny," "mammy," and "sambo" were all created to demean Black people by portraying them as lazy, mischievous, criminal, unattractive, and worthless unless under the strict supervision of Whites.
This class explores the history and usage of these terms and how they affected Blacks and helped to sustain the ideologies of racism and White Supremacy. Knowledge is Power! Re-Learn!!