Mammy Yokum and the Great Dogpatch Mystery

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Title

Mammy Yokum and the Great Dogpatch Mystery

Description

This comic book reprints a fable about prejudice and racial harmony by Al Capp. The story first appeared in Capp's L'il Abner comic strip. The comic book, printed and distributed by the Anti-Dafamation League of B'nai B'rith, tells a fable about prejudice and racial harmony. 

When a family with square eyes moves into Dogpatch, the round-eyed residents form a mob to drive the newcomers away. When one of the square-eyed children is hurt, Mammy Yokum discovers that what she has in common with the new folks is more important than their differences. She stops the mob and helps her neighbors get to know the new family.

Mammy Yokum declares, "We is all square shooters, so we gotta give them folks wif th' square eyes a square deal!! Th' l'il diff'runces between folks shouldn't hide th' big things thass th' same 'bout all of us!!"


The foreward to this publication was written by Henry Edward Schultz, National Chairman, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. 
The postscript was written by American author, Herman Wouk.


Creator

Capp, Al

Source

Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith Collection, Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives

Date

1956

Contributor

Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives

Rights

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Citation

Capp, Al, “Mammy Yokum and the Great Dogpatch Mystery,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed June 24, 2018, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/291.