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Revisiting Disney’s ‘Song of the South’

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah: Here is the truth about the song and Splash Mountain ride

People of a certain age remember the classic Disney film Song of the South. It was released before I was born, but I distinctly recall somehow still seeing this film repeatedly. I certainly had the album and knew all the songs. The Black character, Uncle Remus, cheerfully sang tunes while he pranced and skipped about in this film set in the post Civil War era. He was hippity happy to be Black during Reconstruction, and he wasn’t too mad…

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Adrienne Gibbs

Adrienne Gibbs

Director, Creator Growth @Medium. Editor of ZORA and MOMENTUM. Writer. Mother. Proud recipient of an official Beyoncé shout out.