Memorializing Race in the Deep South: The 'Good Darkie' Statue, Louisiana, USA

@inproceedings{Handley2007MemorializingRI,
  title={Memorializing Race in the Deep South: The 'Good Darkie' Statue, Louisiana, USA},
  author={Fiona J. L. Handley},
  year={2007}
}
Abstract The period between World War I and World War II saw the development of several memorials commemorating African Americans in the Southern USA. The 'Good Darkie' is unique amongst these in being a life-size bronze statue. It was erected in Natchitoches, northwestern Louisiana in 1927, where it remained in a prominent position in the centre of the town until it was taken down in 1969, ending up in the Louisiana State University Rural Life Museum where it is displayed as the statue of… CONTINUE READING

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