diane o'thirst wrote:There's a bit of anti-slavery legendry attached to the lawn jockey figures.
Lots of people are talking about banning them as "racist" and a "reminder of slavery." None of those people are black, because they know what the real story of the figure is.
Yes, it hearkens back to the slavery period, but it doesn't support or promulgate it. The jockey held a lantern and slaves following the Underground Railroad knew that the lantern lit the way to a safehouse.
unjonharley wrote:my great grandparents home was a safe house rest stop in the rail road..
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