• Short Summary

    LAST YEAR, HARPERS PUBLISHED A BOOK CALLED "THE RABBITS' WEDDING." IN IT, A WHITE RABBIT MARRIES A BLACK RABBIT.

    (PAUSE)
    LAST WEEK, IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA (place - source), THE DIRECTOR OF THE ALABAMA PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE DIVISION ....

  • Description

    LAST YEAR, HARPERS PUBLISHED A BOOK CALLED "THE RABBITS' WEDDING." IN IT, A WHITE RABBIT MARRIES A BLACK RABBIT.

    (PAUSE)
    LAST WEEK, IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA (place - source), THE DIRECTOR OF THE ALABAMA PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE DIVISION .... THE AGENCY THAT SERVES THE PUBLIC LIBRARIES OF THE STATE .... REMOVED THE CHILDREN'S BOOK FROM THE OPEN SHELVES OF THE LIBRARIES.

    MISS EMILY WHEELOCK REED (CQ) WAS ASKED "WHY?"
    (NARRATION -- OVER BLACK LEADER RUN THROUGH)
    THE BOOK IS INTENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER FIVE YEARS OLD. IT WAS ATTACHED BY THE MONTGOMERY CHAPTER OF THE WHITE CITIZENS COUNCILS. AGAIN, A QUESTION FOR MISS REED:
    SHIRT-TAIL:
    THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, GARTH WILLIAMS, SAYS HE WAS COMPLETELY UNAWARE THAT ANIMALS WITH WHITE FUR WERE CONSIDERED BLOOD RELATIONS OF WHITE HUMAN BEINGS.

    WILLIAMS SAID HIS BOOK FOR FIVE-YEAR-OLD YOUNGSTERS HAD "NO POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE." HE SAYS THE RABBITS WERE GIVEN CONTRASTING COLORS FOR PICTORIAL REASONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF4WW78HAC281IGM903CMBKUGL
    Media URN:
    VLVAF4WW78HAC281IGM903CMBKUGL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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