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"These Three Have Met Again," Raleigh News and Observer, May 24, 1900

Title

"These Three Have Met Again," Raleigh News and Observer, May 24, 1900

Description

Political cartoonist Norman Jennett crafted this cartoon for the May 24, 1900 issue of the Raleigh News and Observer. The cartoon depicted a large, well-dressed African-American man flanked by two smaller white men labeled Butler and Pritchard, prominent leaders of the Populist and Republic Parties respectively. The implication of this cartoon is that the Populists and Republicans Parties (or collectively the Fusionist parties) had once again allied themselves with African American voters in an effort to drive out the Democratic Party (and by extension the white man’s government), just as they had during the 1894 and 1896 elections. The increased size of the African American figure and the diminished size and stance of the white politicians further suggested that the white men were not the dominant figures in the alliance but, instead, were dominated by the interests of African Americans. The cartoon, thus, provided a visual representation of the kind of “negro domination” that Democrats claimed resulted from allowing African Americans to vote.

Creator

Norman Ethre Jennett

Source

Norman Ethre Jennett, "These Three Have Met Again," Raleigh News and Observer,  May 24, 1900, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina, Microfilm.

Date

1900-05-24

Contributor

Erin Glant

Type

Document

Coverage

Raleigh, North Carolina
Wake County, North Carolina

Original Format

Cartoon

Text

These Three Have Met Again

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Citation

Norman Ethre Jennett, "These Three Have Met Again," Raleigh News and Observer, May 24, 1900, Civil War Era NC, accessed December 14, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/512.