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And remember, nothing can be accomplished by taking to the streets

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Creator:Block, Herbert, 1909-2001
Title:And remember, nothing can be accomplished by taking to the streets
Date:1963 Sept. 6

Editorial cartoon showing an African American man being pushed into the street by a white businessman; signs on the establishments behind them show that "Housing", "School", "Public accommodations", and "Job opportunities" are all "Restricted".

Herb Block applauds the growing activism of the Civil Rights Movement in this cartoon. He shows an African American practically pushed into the street by a white man, while signs on all the buildings that line the street speak of restrictions on blacks. Block's cartoon reflects events of its time. In efforts to compel school districts to end de facto segregation in the North and to reduce school overcrowding, African American parents in Chicago, New York, New Jersey, and other areas publically demonstrated. President Kennedy, in a speech given on August 28, 1963, urged Americans to "accelerate our effort to achieve equal rights for all our citizens."

Distributed by Hall Syndicate, Inc.

Published September 6, 1963 in the Washington Post.

Copyright by Herblock, The Washington Post.

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Types:Editorial cartoons
Subjects:African Americans--Civil rights--United States | Race discrimination--United States | Segregation in public accommodations--United States | Segregation in education--United States | Signs and signboards--United States | United States
Collection:With an Even Hand: Brown vs. Board at Fifty
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division | "With an Even Hand": Brown v. Board at Fifty Collection (Library of Congress)
Online Publisher:Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress | 2000/2001
Original Material:

Forms part of the Herbert L. Block Collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

Rights and Usage:

Publication may be restricted. For information see "Herbert Block ("Herblock") Rights and Restrictions,"

Related Materials:

Exhibited in: Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium, Library of Congress 2000-2001.

Exhibited: With an Even Hand: Brown v. Board of Education at Fifty Years, Library of Congress, 2004.

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