Directions

Analyze the cartoons in terms of their relation to the Brown v. Board of Education case.

  1. What do you see in the cartoon? Make a list.  
  2. Which of the items on the list from Question 1 are symbols? What does each stand for? 
  3. What is the artist's message in the cartoons? Is there a political bias in the cartoons? Who would agree with the message? Who would disagree?

Cartoon 1

san francisco chronicle 1954 cartoon lincoln monument

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chronicle (San Francisco), May 18, 1954. Reproduced with permission.

Cartoon 2

Arkansas Democrat 1954 cartoon plow in field

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democrat (Arkansas), May 22, 1954. Reproduced with permission.

Cartoon 3

Chicago Defender 1954 cartoon anvil segregated schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defender (Chicago), June 12, 1954. Reproduced with permission.

Cartoon 4

Richmond Afro-American 1954 cartoon Supreme Court Bomb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afro-American (Richmond), May 22, 1954. Reproduced with permission.