The Advocate cartoon

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Title

The Advocate cartoon

Creator

Adams, John H.

Date

1910-10-13

Description

African American artist John Henry Adams’ cartoon depicts a white man penning in black men with boards that read “state rights,” “mob,” “Jim Crow Law,” “Disenfranchisement,” and others. He wrote, “A votelessman [sic] is a slave and in no other way is slavery possible.”
Despite the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment, African Americans, particularly those in southern states, remained disenfranchised by the Jim Crow segregation system.

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Source

The Advocate. (Charleston, W. Va.), October 13, 1910. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. West Virginia & Regional History Center, Library of Congress

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