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White Car and Jim Crow Car

White Car and Jim Crow Car Civil Rights Ethics African American History Visual Arts

John Tinney McCutcheon was a famous cartoonist in the early 1900s.  Many of his political cartoons were published in newspapers, especially the Chicago Tribune, and in subsequent books. 

This image, depicting the real (not theoretical) impact of "Jim Crow" laws in public transportation, is cropped from a larger political cartoon entitled "Mississippi at the St. Louis Fair.

McCutcheon included that cartoon in his book The Mysterious Stranger and other Cartoons (published in 1905).


Media Credits

Cropped image, from "Mississippi at the St. Louis Fair," by John T. McCutcheon.  Published in The Mysterious Stranger and other Cartoons (1905).  Online, courtesy Google Books.

 

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