Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Column "Hip Pocket Essay: Babies"

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Column "Hip Pocket Essay: Babies"

Description

This short story discusses what babies are like and their daily lifestyles. At one point in the story it mentions that typically black women push the babies of white women around in strollers while the mothers are off gossiping or are in town watching movies. This portion of the story demonstrates the stereotypical role of black women as caretakers for white children during this time. The author uses the words, "usually run by a negro female chauffeur" when describing babies in strollers.

Source

"Hip Pocket Essay: Babies." <em>The Richmond Collegian</em> III, no. 21, (March 2, 1917): 2. <a href="http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19170302.2.14&srpos=5&e=------191-en-20--1-byTY-txt-txIN#" target="_blank">http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19170302.2.14&srpos=5&e=------191-en-20--1-byTY-txt-txIN#</a>

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1917-03-02

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English

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RichmondCollegian.III.21.2-19170302.jpg

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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“Column "Hip Pocket Essay: Babies",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 7, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/85.