Uncle Tom's Cabin
Kristen Daniel and Sheridan Aguilar
This advertisement employs the use of affection between the man and the child to illustrate the media’s attempt at creating the idea of respect among white people for blacks and the man’s clothing being of equal luxury to the girl’s to show that blacks were equally with whites.
The 3D Tomitude shows a couple involving a black man and a white woman to portray the artist's belief that white and black people could interact on a daily basis and that they could easily form relationships based on mutual trust and respect for each other.
The game through the use of entertainment provides the misconception that slaves and whites get along perfectly. The white child is sitting on his lap showing a good relationship between the two.
The creations of these artists portray the idea that black and white people trusted each other and were able to respect one another. This leads the viewer to adopt the mislead idea that the black and white people of the 1850s were treated equally, given equal opportunities, and allowed to form relationships amongst each other despite their skin color. The images often show the black and white people at an equal level to show that whites did not adopt a stance of superiority or the white person beneath the black person to create the idea that all white people respect and revere all black people.
- It was surprising that the artists all felt that there was equality in the world and did not seem to adopt any sense of superiority in their art of white people that seemed to be prevalent at this time. The image of the girl bent beneath the black man and the little girl hugging the black man surprised me as the artists of both pieces obviously believed that these white families had taught their young daughters to respect black people and admire them. I was surprised that the artists believed that these families believed in equality among the races and that these girls had not been swayed by the very common idea of white supremacy in any area of their life. The free interaction among this white and black people surprised me considering all the discrimination in the 1850s.