July 20, 2017

Featured Source: An airship with a “Jim Crow” trailer

For the sunny South. An airship with a "Jim Crow" trailer

“For the sunny South. An airship with a ‘Jim Crow’ trailer.” Illus. in: Puck, 1913 Feb. 26. photomechanical print : halftone, color. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Explain what you think this political cartoon is trying to say, using details from the illustration to support your conclusions.

Jim Crow is the name often used to refer to segregation laws and customs following the U.S. Civil War. Do you think this cartoon is a good argument for or against African American rights? Why?

Jump this cartoon into the future. Create a similar cartoon that represents southern segregation laws and customs in the 1950s-60s America.

What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!

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