Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

Brotherhood of Man

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Description An animated cartoon which explains that there are no basic differences between the races of the world. Uses small green demons to caricature prejudice and racial hatred. Relates the history of mankind to point out that dissimilarities in peoples result from superficial environmental influences. Based on "Races of Mankind" pamphlet by Ruth Benedict and Gene Weltfish.

Uses an animated cartoon to prove that differences between the human races are superficial, accidental, and environmental. Explains how through the driftings of the first people of the earth, there developed the three separate races of mankind. Points out that though there are four distinct types of blood, all are found in all races, and therefore its difference has no more racial relevance than does differing skin color to intellectual ability. At the end, all racial groups march forward together.
Date 1946


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