Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

The Negro of the South [Short Story]

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Title

The Negro of the South [Short Story]
The Messenger Volume XLII
Page 326 (1 of 3)

Description

This three-page story talks about the the life and role of a "Negro of the South." Throughout the story the author talks about the role and function of "the Negro" in the U.S. South, where he is "corrupt" in comparison to the white man. The author reinforces racial stereotypes of a black man, such as, "lying under the shade of an old apple tree, a watermelon by his side." "The negro is fond of amusement. He is always happy when near music. Also is he delighted when furnishing entertainment of others." The author describes "the Negro" using negative words such as "filthy" and "corrupt."

Creator

Source

Virginia Baptist Historical Society
Richmond, VA

Date

1915-1916

Contributor

Olivia Parisi

Format

Files

Collection

Citation

C.L.M.,'18 , “The Negro of the South [Short Story],” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 19, 2020, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/182.