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Tsk, Tsk, Somebody Should Do Something About That

Tsk, Tsk, Somebody Should Do Something About That American History American Presidents Famous People Government Social Studies Visual Arts

Image of a political cartoon called Tsk, Tsk, Somebody Should Do Something About That by Herb Block and published in the Washington Post on April 3, 1956.

From the U.S. Library of Congress we learn:

President Dwight Eisenhower was frequently accused of failure to provide leadership on domestic problems. Among Herb Block's criticisms of the administration was Eisenhower's lack of support for the Supreme Court's 1954 ruling for desegregation. Eisenhower said we all have opinions and lamented that "you can't change the hearts of men by laws."

The leadership vacuum persisted long after the Court's ruling, which allowed time for the organization of White Citizens councils, of "massive resistance" and confrontations that continued beyond Eisenhower's term. In 1956, two years after the Court's ruling, Eisenhower's view on integration was that it should proceed more slowly. (See "Tsk Tsk -- Somebody Should Do Something About That" in the LOC link to "Herblock's Presidents.")


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