Lawn Jockeys

The Washington Post takes a look at lawn jockeys, those small statues that still guard the entrance to suburban and rural homes.  In my youth, these figures were uniformly African American, but now they are almost all white. I cannot recall seeing a black one for years. 

In a Simple Lawn Ornament, Echoes of Slavery, Revolution – washingtonpost.com

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