You’ve heard Elijah Muhammad’s racial mythology from his own mouth. Now... how about a tale from “Uncle Remus,” that fictional ol’ plantation Negro created by white Southern journalist Joel Chandler Harris?
By way of LibriVox – the online database of public-domain audiobooks – I present the most controversial Uncle Remus story of all: “Why the Negro Is Black” (read by Mark F. Smith).
As with Elijah Muhammad’s explanation of the “grafting” process, this Uncle Remus tale takes us way back to a time when all human beings were black.
To hear the complete 4-minute story on my Vox blog, click here. (Be aware: there are N-words in the text.)