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Whats the history behind the large black mammy figure in African American culture?

The oversized loveable Black women who appears in African American movies like Madea, Big Momma, Soul Food, House of Pain, Norbit, etc. They all have rotund black aunt jemima figures who cooks large dinners.


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The care taker. The ones that wet nursed white womans babies(basically raised them) and cooked for mastah. That is where the character originates from.