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Author: Stephanie Hinnershitz

Title: The "Little Brown Brother" in the Jim Crow South

Subtitle: Race, Sex, and Empire in State of Georgia v. Fortunatio Annunciatio (1932)

Journal: Journal of Southern History

Volume: 82

Issue: 3

Year: August 2016

Pages: 549-578

ISSN: 0022-4642 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 2325-6893 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | American History: U.S. History | Cases: Offenders / Fortunatio Annunciatio, Amby Subia; Cases: Victims / Rosa Mae Clower; Types: Interracial Rape



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Author: Stephanie Hinnershitz, Department of History, Cleveland State University

Abstract: »The article considers the 1932 state legal case of Filipino yo-yo specialist Fortunatio Annunciatio against the state of Georgia, in which convicted rapist Annunciatio argued that the state's administration of criminal justice denied him rights as a colonial subject under the fourth and 14th amendments. Annunciatio and his roommate and fellow yo-yo exhibitionist Amby Subia were accused of charges related to the rape of white high school students Rosa Mae Clower, who had visited the men at their apartment with her friend Frances Hutcheson. Topics include racism in Jim Crow South, interracial sexual relations, and the yo-yo in popular culture.« (Source: Historical Abstracts)

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