The Good Negro Statue



     Wow ! Check this out....The Good Darkey Statue !! A Bronze statue of the "Good Negro" erected at Natchitoches, Louisiana, A reminder of proper subservience and of white supremacy. Erected on city property in 1927, the statue was paid for by Jack Bryan, a White banker and businessman in Natchitoches, who intended "to do something big for the Negro;" but the posture of the statue suggesting defer

    ence and dependence was highly contested by the African American community.
    Knowing the statue was a point of contention in the Black community, and fearing an incident at a time when Natchitoches was struggling to maintain good intra-community relations, the city removed the statue in 1968. It was eventually moved to the LSU Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge, where it remains today.

    About it being there, it became more and more questions. Why have it? What is it there for? What is the purpose?

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