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The return of the soldier

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Creator:White, Charles, 1918-1979
Title:The return of the soldier

A pen-and-ink drawing illustrating an armed police officer and a member of the Ku Klux Klan holding a whip standing over three African American men who are on their knees and lying on the ground. This image expresses the artist's belief about the treatment of African American veterans returning from the World Wars by members of law enforcement and white supremacy organizations.

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Subjects:African American veterans--Southern states | Race discrimination--Southern states | Police--Southern states | Police corruption--Southern states | Southern States--Social conditions | African Americans--Civil rights--Southern states | Civil rights--United States | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | White supremacy movements--Southern states | Whips | Firearms | Southern States
Collection:African American Odyssey
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division | African-American Odyssey Collection (Library of Congress)
Online Publisher:Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress
Original Material:

Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division

Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-4886 (8-19)(b&w film neg.); (digital file from original negative)

Related Materials:

Exhibited: African-American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, Library of Congress, 1998.

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/odyssey/archive/08/0819001r.jpg