Cartoon by Thomas Nast

This 1874 sketch shows the kind of terrorism that forced many blacks into the semi-slave status they had in Southern states after the federal government withdrew its Civil War troops. The artist recognizes that more than men, women resisted such vigilante behavior. Cartoon by Thomas Nast, Harper’s Weekly, 1874, State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/35630.

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