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- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection
- WSB-TV newsflim clips of Florida segregationist leader David Hawthorn explaining to an unidentified white reporter the racial subtext he believes exists in an edition of The Three Little Pigs, probably in Florida, probably 1959 June 2
- WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
- Contributor to Resource:
- Hawthorn, David
- Date of Original:
Southern States--Race relations
Juvenile literature--Political aspects
- Hawthorn, David
- United States, Florida, 28.75054, -82.5001
- moving images
- In this series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips, probably from June 2, 1959, Florida segregationist leader David Hawthorn explains to an unidentified reporter the racial subtext he believes exists in an edition of The Three Little Pigs, probably in Florida.
In the first clip, an unidentified white reporter asks, "Mr. Hawthorn, just what do you find objectionable about the story?"
In the next clip, Hawthorn replies, "Well, if you will notice, why, in the book, on the front cover there, it's got three pigs, and" (here Hawthorn holds up the book and points to various parts of the cover with a pen as he speaks) "you've got one here, one's a white pig, in the middle you'll find a black pig, and on the left here, you'll find a white-and-black pig, which, that is strictly a [communist?] trick, techniques that they use. Now, I have been following this, and studying the way that they work, for the last five to six years, and this, here, is strictly the same old routine that they follow right along the line, is, brainwash."
The clip ends as Hawthorn finishes speaking, and in the next clip, the unidentified white reporter asks, "Does this carry over to the text as well?"
The clip ends as the unidentified white reporter finishes asking his question, and in the next clip, Hawthorn, still pointing to the book, replies, "Yes, it's carried along in the text of the book. It shows that the white pig, he is destroyed, ate up by the wicked wolf, first, and then the mulatto pig, as we say, is destroyed next, and, course, the black pig, he built his house out of brick, which, [it?] the wolf could not blow down, and he was left, he secured himself."
Title supplied by cataloger.
Supporting information was taken from the following source: The Atlanta Journal and the Atlanta Constitution, 7 June 1959:5E. Web. 2 Feb. 2020.
- Local Identifier:
- Clip number: wsbn34582
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- Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
- Cite as: wsbn34582, WSB-TV newsflim clips of Florida segregationist leader David Hawthorn explaining to an unidentified white reporter the racial subtext he believes exists in an edition of The Three Little Pigs, probably in Florida, probably 1959 June 2, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0767, 34:07/35:15, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia
- 1 clip (about 1 mins., 8 secs.): black-and-white, sound ; 16 mm.
- Original Collection:
- Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection.
- Contributing Institution:
- Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection