Y.-C. Lemke Muniz de Faria: Zwischen Fürsorge und Ausgrenzung

By Yara-Colette Lemke Muniz de Faria
(Metropole Verlag, 2003)

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“Germany’s ‘Brown Babies’ Must Be Helped! Will You?”: U.S. Adoption Plans for Afro-German Children, 1950-1955

“This essay explores the debate that arose around the adoption of Black German children by African American parents and the subsequent immigration of these children to the United States. Using a comparative approach, the article probes the underlying internal social and political controversies in postwar Germany and the United States that led to and accompanied

Callaloo Volume 26, Number 2, Spring 2003

these events, concluding that both the plans for and practical implementation of the adoption of these Black German children abroad was an complex and contradictory attempt to solve the “problem” a German-born Black population was seen to pose. FIND ARTICLE…

Callaloo

Volume 26, Number 2, Spring 2003

E-ISSN: 1080-6512 Print ISSN: 0161-2492

DOI: 10.1353/cal.2003.0052