That’s My Mammy! The Fabricated History of a Stereotype: It’s a Lie.


Historically, Mammy has been associated with the kitchen and cooking on a plantation. However, the untold story of Mammy is far different than any of us could have imagined.

Researchers have discovered evidence that Mammy might have been a time traveler from a far away planet near Jupiter.  Historians have reason to suspect that the unpublished papers of Robert F. Kennedy may hold evidence that Mammy was instrumental in convincing President Kennedy to start the Space program. Amazing revelations continue to be uncovered, as Mammy’s influence may have reached as far back as one of our Founding Fathers, George Washington.

Historian, Gerald Billingsley weighs in on the controversy, “In certain circles it has long been held that Mammy acted as an eighteenth century double agent. Her true identity is unknown.  When we think of Mammy, we visualize the Hattie McDaniel character in Gone With The Wind. The real Mammy would have been far more dynamic and influential. Stories about Mammy have her crossing the Delaware just ahead of Washington’s men with a basket of biscuits that would have been capable of choking the enemy; weakening them just ahead of the battle to come.”

A recipe for Mammy’s biscuits contain the early elements of what is believed to be a rudimentary version of what some believe later came to be known as a ballistic missile. James Carville weighs in on the controversy, “Of course, any Southerner worth his/her salt knows that a Mammy with good aim, and a hardened biscuit could put out the eye of a Hurricane!”

BBC documentary producer, Giles Caruthers commented, “Anyone can connect the dots to find that the Bush administration may have attempted contact with Mammy during the first presidential term.”

When asked for comment, President Bush’s response was, “We sure could’ve used her. Biscuits ain’t just for gravy anymore.”

Copyright © 2011 Kimberly Yarbrough Carpenter

Music Suggestion: Don’t Rain On My Parade, Barbara Streisand

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