Community Meeting Reports

December 3-4, 2018

December 17-18, 2018

February 4-5, 2019

June 12-13, 2019

Ayondela McDole, a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at George Mason University, discussed Mammy as Myth: The Truth Behind the Mammy Stereotype in American History, and led a discussion on the evolution of this stereotype. One hundred and fifty years after slavery’s formal end, the "mammy" maintains an important role in American culture as a myth designed to suppress women of color.

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