I love seeing Santas that who look like me. Period. Love it. After all every race, religion and culture needs to images which resemble them in a positive light. For almost twenty five years I have hunted and collected everything Black/African American when it came to Christmas because my family deserved it. My race deserved it. I have over a hundred Black Christmas Angels. I have over fifty Black Santa figures. I even scored some Black Santa wrapping paper this year. So let just say when I saw this article I was AMAZED and thrilled at the same time. Mall of America has a Black Santa this year and that screams progress on so many levels. What progress? The progress of us being recognized as a people. Congratulations Mall of America and Larry Jefferson.
Larry Johnson is an awesome individual how happens to play Santa. After my amazement I googles him and let me just say the articles, stories and comments about this Santa are warm and fuzzy. He started playing Santa at twelve years old to his siblings. Yes, twelve! Here are some pictures I gathered.