As I continue to learn, I hope you will learn with me. I had no idea that such a horrible game would be played at fairs for decades.
This image is authentic and shows a 1942 YMCA brochure for Camp Minikani, a children’s summer camp in Wisconsin. “Hit the Nigger Baby” (also known as “The Black Dodger” or “Hit the Coon”) was a common fairground game in which players hurled objects (usually eggs or baseballs) at African-American people serving as human targets. According to the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University, “It sounds like a common carnival target game, but there was one unsettling part of the game, namely, the game’s target was a real live human being, a ‘negro’ human being.” –
It is hard to imagine how people could play such games.
Learn more at the Jim Crow Museum. https://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/news/jimcrow/question/2012/october.htm