Education: Avaunt, Sambo

"Little Black Sambo, I'm going to eat you up!"

"Oh! please Mr.. Tiger, don't eat me up, and I'll give you my beautiful little Purple Shoes with Crimson Soles and Crimson Linings."

Last week, far from his native Indian jungle, Little Black Sambo was ambushed again. This time no fancy finery could buy off the implacable attackers.

The Association for Childhood Education, which represents about 39,000 "progressive" educators, called Helen Bannerman's 46-year-old child's classic "an undesirable book. . . . These drawings create a distorted and ugly picture that becomes fixed in the white child's imagination." In Manhattan the Interschool Conference of Youthbuilder Clubs...