If you'd like to read more about the history of the Golliwog, here are a few links to follow:
How the Golliwog Went From Innocent Children's Hero to Symbol of Bitter Controversy
Golliwog according to Wikipedia
Noddy Returns Without the Golliwogs
**On a side note, while I was tootling around on the internet doing my research I discovered, to my astonishment and dismay, that the band Creedance Clearwater Revival started out as - you guess it - The Golliwogs.