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Dark laughter. Now I aint so sure I wanna get educated, 1963.

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Creator:Harrington, Oliver W. (Oliver Wendell), 1912-
Title:Dark laughter. Now I aint so sure I wanna get educated, 1963.
Date:1963 Sept. 21

A political cartoon from 1963 depicting two African American boys running down a road on their way to school, being followed by an angry mob of white adults. This cartoon was originally published in the Pittsburgh Courier, an African American newspaper. Oliver W. Harrington drew this cartoon in response to the integration of 157 public city school districts across the United States.

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Types:Political cartoons | StillImage
Subjects:Discrimination in education--United States | Segregation in education--United States | African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century | African Americans--Civil rights | Civil rights--United States | African American cartoonists | African American boys--United States | African American students--United States | Mobs--United States | United States, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, 40.4406248, -79.9958864
Collection:With an Even Hand: Brown vs. Board at Fifty
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:Library of Congress
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Forms part of the "With an Even Hand": Brown v. Board at Fifty Collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

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