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The South's Battalion of Death

The South`s Battalion of Death Broadside
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[ This description is from the project: Who Counts? A Look at Voter Rights through Political Cartoons ]

In a political cartoon by Black artist John Henry Adams, an African American woman wields the federal constitution against segregation and Jim Crow laws. The cartoon originally appeared in the NAACP’s publication, The Crisis, with the caption: “Women to the Rescue!” But it did not explicitly address women’s suffrage. It was republished as a handbill with the added caption, “What ‘Votes for Women’ Means to the South,” to make clear that women’s suffrage, embedded in the federal constitution, would be a bulwark against white supremacy.