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Posted By: LadyJean
05-Mar-16 - 07:46 PM
Thread Name: Gigalo & other children's rhymes &cheers
Subject: RE: Gigalo & other children's rhymes &cheers
I found a book called "Diddie, Dumps and Tot", a fictionalized memoir written by a seriously clueless southern woman about her childhood on her father's plantation.
She describes the families enslaved people "playing" one night. A man in the center of the circle makes different "motions", mimicking a monkey then white gentlemen, ladies and children. Of course he was mocking the people who thought of him as property.