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The New Negro

Julia Lee

in Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816698219
eISBN:
9781452952451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“The New Negro” is a biography of Farina’s successor, “Stymie” Beard, who departed from the “pickaninny” stereotype to evoke a more street-wise, urbane “New Negro.” It also includes background on the ... More


Movie-Made Children

Julia Lee

in Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816698219
eISBN:
9781452952451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Movie-Made Children” covers Stymie’s retirement and his succession by “Buckwheat” Thomas. Discusses pre-Code films, anxiety over movies’ influence on children’s morals, and the rise of Joseph Breen. ... More


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