The Hate That Hate Produced 1959
The Hate That Hate Produced began with a narration by Wallace:
While city officials, state agencies, white liberals, and sober-minded Negroes stand idly by, a group of Negro dissenters is taking to street-corner step ladders, church pulpits, sports arenas, and ballroom platforms across the United States, to preach a gospel of hate that would set off a federal investigation if it were preached by Southern whites.
The cameras cut to a scene of Louis X (later known as Louis Farrakhan) indicting "the white man" for his crimes:
I charge the white man with being the greatest liar on earth!... I charge the white man with being the greatest drunkard on earth.... I charge the white man with being the greatest gambler on earth... I charge the white man, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, with being the greatest murderer on earth... I charge the white man with being the greatest peace-breaker on earth.... I charge the white man with being the greatest robber on earth... I charge the white man with being the greatest deceiver on earth... I charge the white man with being the greatest trouble-maker on earth... So therefore, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I ask you, bring back a verdict of guilty as charged!
Wallace returned to tell the audience:
The indictment you've just heard is being delivered over and over again in most of the major cities across the country. This charge comes at the climax of a morality play called The Trial.
The plot, indeed the message of the play, is that the white man has been put on trial for his sins against the black man. He has been found guilty. The sentence is death.
The play is sponsored, produced, by a Negro religious group who call themselves "The Muslims".
During the course of the program, Wallace told viewers more about the Nation of Islam, which he described as "the most powerful of the Black supremacist groups".
The documentary included footage of the University of Islam, a school run by the Nation, where, according to Wallace, "Muslim children are taught to hate the white man".
It also showed portions of a large Nation of Islam rally, while Wallace told viewers that the organization had 250,000 members, a tremendously inflated number.
The Hate That Hate Produced included interviews between Lomax and Elijah Muhammad, the leader of the Nation of Islam.
When Lomax asked him whether he was preaching hate, Muhammad answered that he was just teaching truth.
Muhammad said he believed black people were divine and white people were devils.
He also said that Allah was a black man.
The program also included Lomax's interviews with Malcolm X, the Nation of Islam's charismatic spokesman.
Lomax asked him if all white people were evil, and Malcolm X explained that white people collectively were evil: "History is best qualified to reward all research, and we don't have any historic example where we have found that they have, collectively, as a people, done good."
When he was asked about the Nation's schools, such as the University of Islam, Malcolm X denied that they taught black children to hate; he said they were being taught the same things white students were taught, "minus the little Black Sambo story and things that were taught to you and me when we were coming up, to breed that inferiority complex in us."
At the program's end, Wallace asked for support for black leaders who were "counseling patience and the relatively slow operation of legal measures".
He said it was necessary to make the United States a nation that was truly "indivisible, with freedom and justice for all".
The video quality is not the best, but the audio is excellent.
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