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Joel Chandler Harris
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    (December 9, 1848-July 3, 1908)
    Best known for his 'Uncle Remus' stories
    Wrote 'Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings (1881),' 'Nights with Uncle Remus (1883),' 'Mingo and Other Sketches in Black and White (1884),' 'Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches (1887),' 'Uncle Remus and His Friends (1892)' and 'Uncle Remus and the Little Boy (1905)'
    Although white, he wrote in an African-American dialect.
    Some people feel his stories perpetuate racist stereotypes.
    He was a Southern writer who hated being called a Southern writer.
    He dropped out of high school.
    He was painfully shy.
    He was so embarrassed of his red hair that he usually wore a huge hat.
    He was portly.
    He never knew his father.
    He grew up poor.
    He publicly argued for the education of blacks.
    He used the popular folk characters Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Fox.
    Some critics feel his stories are more subversive and satirical than racist.
    Walt Disney turned his books into a movie ('Song of the South') that is considered far more racist than the books themselves.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 22 Votes: 59.09% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 25 Votes: 36.00% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 26 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 41 Votes: 65.85% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 58 Votes: 55.17% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 123 Votes: 48.78% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 181 Votes: 56.35% Annoying
 
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