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"Jim Young, the Negro Politician, at head of the Committee on Education at the Blind Institution for White Children at Raleigh" Raleigh News and Observer, August 1898

Title

"Jim Young, the Negro Politician, at head of the Committee on Education at the Blind Institution for White Children at Raleigh" Raleigh News and Observer, August 1898

Description

The political cartoon depicts a black politician overseeing a group of blind white women. The cartoon was intended to encouraging white supremacy by showing the dangers of black politicians. The cartoon highlights the use of white female protection from black men. This cartoon appeared three months before the Wilmington race riots.

Creator

Raleigh News and Observer

Source

Appears in: Andrea Meryl Kirshenbaum, “The Vampire That Hovers Over North Carolina": Gender, White Supremacy, and the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898,” Southern Cultures 4, no. 3 (1998): 16.

Date

1898-08-18

Contributor

Vanek, Elizabeth

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Raleigh, North Carolina

Original Format

Illustration

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Files

Race Riot Political Cartoon.JPG

Citation

Raleigh News and Observer, "Jim Young, the Negro Politician, at head of the Committee on Education at the Blind Institution for White Children at Raleigh" Raleigh News and Observer, August 1898, Civil War Era NC, accessed October 17, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/821.