Dark Laughter. "My Daddy said they didn't seem to mind servin' him on the Anzio beach head..."

Dark Laughter. "My Daddy said they didn't seem to mind servin' him on the Anzio beach head..."

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Creator:Harrington, Oliver W. (Oliver Wendell), 1912-
Title:Dark Laughter. "My Daddy said they didn't seem to mind servin' him on the Anzio beach head..."
Date:1960 May 2
Description:

This cartoon, which was published in the Pittsburgh Courier, an African American newspaper, shows two young African American boys standing outside a restaurant that is displaying a sign indicating that non-whites are not welcome. The caption illustrates the social injustices faced by African Americans after returning from war.

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Types:Political cartoons
Subjects:Civil rights--United States | African Americans--Civil rights | Social justice--United States | Race discrimination--United States | Discrimination in restaurants--United States | African American boys | Inn signs--United States | Anzio Beachhead, 1944 | World War, 1939-1945--African American participation | Pittsburgh (Pa.) | Allegheny County (Pa.)
Collection:
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:

Prints and Photographs Division. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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/09/0928001r.jpg