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"The Winston Situation," Raleigh News and Observer, July 13, 1900

Title

"The Winston Situation," Raleigh News and Observer, July 13, 1900

Description

In this cartoon, Norman Jennett illustrated the arrest of a Democratic registrar from Winston, North Carolina, who Democrats claimed was charged after he refused to register several African Americans who were too young to vote. A federal marshal, who is wearing a button that says “NEGRO RULE” grabs the startled registrar by the collar while a short African-American figure, whose height suggests he is still a child, looks on. The caption at the bottom blames the arrest on Republican Chairman A.E. Holton and his followers, an accusation that aligns them with African Americans rather than members of their own race and suggests that Republicans were willing to resort to electoral fraud in order to win.

Creator

Norman Ethre Jennett

Source

Norman Ethre Jennett, "The Winston Situation," Raleigh News and Observer, July 13, 1900. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University Libraries. Microfilm.

Date

1900-07-13

Contributor

Glant, Erin

Type

Document

Coverage

Raleigh, North Carolina

Winston (now Winston-Salem), North Carolina
Wake County, North Carolina
Forsyth County, North Carolina

Original Format

Cartoon

Text

The Winston Situation

Holton & Co., has a Democratic Registrar arrested by a Federal Deputy Marshal because he will not register negro boys.

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Citation

Norman Ethre Jennett, "The Winston Situation," Raleigh News and Observer, July 13, 1900, Civil War Era NC, accessed April 23, 2017, http://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/335.