CBC Radio: The complex racial history of the Little Rascals

By Shadrach Kabango
CBC Radio

Lee_Our coverFor generations of kids and nostalgic adults, The Little Rascals are little more than a group of black and white kids who get up to adorable shenanigans. 

But Dr. Julia Lee, a longtime fan of the show, decided to take a closer look.

The image of interracial friendship, especially in Jim Crow era America, stood out in a largely segregated television landscape. She joins Shad to discuss some of the complexities that turned up, as chronicled in her new book Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Listen here.

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