One of the most pervasive stereotypes constructed during the post-Civil War era, and arguably the most enduring image from the days of Jim Crow, the mammy was a staple caricature in the romanticization of the Antebellum South. Popularized into the twentieth century by characters such as “Mammy” in MGM’s hit film Gone with the Wind (1939), this archetype of black domestic servitude was often depicted as good-natured, overweight, and loud. Presenting an ahistorical view of black womanhood within southern plantation hierarchies, the mammy not only embellished the realities of black life in the American South, but it also denied African American women their femininity, beauty, and strength.
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Annie Abbott’s engaging and inspiring tour de force is a tale of courage and resilience, told with humor, grace, and pathos. Don’t miss it! “In “Giving Up Is Hard To Do,” veteran stage and screen actor Annie Abbott shares her years of hard knocks and success – love, loss, and new love – with high-octane spirit and a great deal of humor.” – Lynne Heffley, The Los Angeles Times “Exposing her wicked sense of humor, passionate heart, and soaring spirit,…
Join us! Únanse con nosotros! Virtual Family Art Workshop (via Zoom) Saturday, August 15th, 3:00 – 5:00pm Angels Gate Cultural Center is now offering monthly Family Art Workshops! All are welcome. Art activities for kids and adults, ages 1 to 101! Angels Gate Cultural Center ofrece Talleres de Arte mensuales para familias! Todos son bienvenidos. Actividades para niños y adultos, desde un 1 año de edad hasta los 100! Sign up today! Register on eventbrite, and you will receive the…
Studio Soup is a quarterly series of candid conversations about process, featuring guest artists who share their experience and practice. Artist Peggy Reavey hosts this closer look at the unique ways artists move from original impulse to finished piece – how their work comes to be. Join the conversation with Peggy Reavey and guest artists, Eugene Daub, June Edmonds, and WS Milner on Thursday August 20th, 6:30-8pm. This virtual event is free but registration is required.