Date: 1876-08-12 

Description: A cartoon depicting Justice holding bodies on her scale, one white and six black. The caption includes the phrase "Five More Wanted".


Description: Page 2 of a leaflet entitled "The Little Rock Story," apparently intended by its publisher, American Nationalist, to persuade NAACP sympathizers in Little...

Date: 1879-11-01 

Description: A cartoon depicting General M.C. Butler of South Carolina in fine clothing standing next to an African American on his knees, surrounded by bulls. The capt...

Date: 1965 ca.

Description: Holiday card showing the Civil Rights March on Selma, Alabama, in 1965. The Christmas star shines overhead and has glitter on it. The card has a red border...

Date: 1963-08 

Description: A printed appeal "to MARCH on WASHINGTON, Wednesday August 28, 1963." Some of the text reads "American faces a crisis...Millions of Negroes are denied free...

Date: 1964 

Description: A page from the pressbook for the movie "Black Like Me" depicting a one-sheet poster that could be ordered to publicize the film. The poster reads: "I chan...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) bumper sticker reading, "One man, one vote."

Date: 1925 

Description: Cover design of a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) programme from a State Klonvokation featuring an American flag.

Date: 1879-02-08 

Description: A cartoon entitled "The Latest Illustration of Our Humane Indian Policy" depicting an imprisoned, injured Native American man who has been served "boiled s...

Date: 1924 

Description: Membership card of the Bow Tie Club of Madison, Wisconsin. The card features a drawing of a bow tie with a jewel in the center of the knot and the words "T...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Advertisement picturing a white woman and an African American man with the title "The Real Criminals Are Those Who Preach Racial Integration."


Description: A cartoon depicting a kneeling man with a rope around his neck, held by one of a group of demonic-looking Ku Klux Klansmen (KKK), entitled "Plan of the Con...

Date:  date unknown

Description: "Little Rock's Lady of the Year," a flyer distributed by racists in Little Rock, illustrated by her 1946 police mug shot and arrest record. The text charge...

Date: 1963 

Description: "Martin Luther King .... at Communist Training School," a broadside received by Wisconsin Congressman David R. Obey, while civil rights legislation was bei...


Description: A cartoon depicting an African American family hovering beneath a Ku Klux Klansman (KKK) and a white supremacist in the Reconstruction South. There is a sk...

Date: 1954 

Description: Comic strip showing man bombing a house because it is being sold to an African-American man. A police officer arrests the seller of the home for inciting t...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Dressed in uniform with a Confederate hat, eyeglasses, and a belt with pistols and a sword, a gorilla stands with a rifle in his right hand and a knife is...

Date: 1924-10-04 before

Description: Broadside advertising a meeting and picnic of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) at Miller's Park in Madison, Wisconsin.


Description: Cartoon of Jim Crow in the U.S. zone of postwar Germany, with a soldier goose stepping in the foreground, and Hitler and Stalin in the background.


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