The Leader of the Mob: "Lynch Her! Lynch Her!"

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VCU_NC 1300_C37  v3 n1 Jan 1913 p15 Cesare on Gov Blease crop rsz.jpg

Title

The Leader of the Mob: "Lynch Her! Lynch Her!"

Description

Editorial cartoon by Oscar Cesare originally published in the New York Sun. Republished here in Cartoons Magazine, vol. 3, no. 1 (January 1913), p. 15.

Coleman Livingston Blease was governor of South Carolina from 1911 - 1915. He was notorious for being pro-lynching and against education for African Americans. Blease was a protégé of white supremacist Benjamin Ryan Tillman.

A figure of Blind Justice stands alone as Governor Blease of South Carolina leads an angry mob to attack her. The mob carries pitchforks, sticks, and stones. Blease holds a rope as he looks back to urge them on.
Caption: "The Leader of the Mob: 'Lynch Her! Lynch Her!'"

Creator

Cesare, Oscar Edward

Source

Cartoons Magazine, vol. 3, no. 1 (January 1913), p. 15. Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Date

1913 January

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Rights

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Notes

Learn more: 
Lynching, Social Welfare History Image Portal 
Jim Crow Laws and Racial Segregation, Social Welfare History Project 
Editorial cartoons, Social Welfare History Image Portal

Citation

Cesare, Oscar Edward, “The Leader of the Mob: "Lynch Her! Lynch Her!",” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed November 15, 2018, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/392.