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First dance with Lyndon, circa 1964

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Creator:Knox, Jack, 1910-
Creator:Knox, Joseph T.
Title:First dance with Lyndon, circa 1964
Date:1964, 1964

An original political cartoon drawing created by Jack Knox, the Nashville Banner editorial cartoonist from the mid-1940s to early 1970s. This caricature depicts President Lyndon Baines Johnson with a "Civil Rights Hop Program Dance" card in his pocket as he awkwardly dances with a reluctant woman ("Dixie Dems"). Historically, a dissenting group of Southern Democrats known as Dixiecrats split from the party in 1948 to form the States' Rights Party. In the 1960s, during the years of segregation politics, many of the party members went Republican all through the South when Lyndon Johnson supported the Civil Rights Voting Act bills and other progressive programs. Forms part of the Jack Knox Political Cartoon Collection.

Local identification number: Knox NPL-318

Types:Editorial cartoons | StillImage
Subjects:Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973--Caricatures and cartoons | Nashville Banner | Democratic Party (U.S.)--Caricatures and cartoons | States' Rights Democratic Party--Caricatures and cartoons | Political cartoons--United States--20th century | Political cartoons--Tennessee--Nashville | Caricatures and cartoons--Tennessee--Nashville | Cartoonists--Tennessee--Nashville | Editorial cartoonists--Tennessee--Nashville | Presidents--Election--20th century--Caricatures and cartoons | African Americans--Civil rights | Cartoonists | United States--Politics and government | United States--Economic conditions | United States--Social conditions | Presidents--United States | Southern States--Politics and government--20th century--Caricatures and cartoons | United States--Politics and government--20th century--Caricatures and cartoons | United States--Race relations--History--20th century--Caricatures and cartoons | United States, Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, 36.1658899, -86.7844432
Collection:Nashville Public Library Digital Collections Portal: Civil Rights
Institution:Nashville Public Library
Contributors:Public Library of Nashville and Davidson County. Special Collections Division
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Jack Knox Political Cartoon Collection, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library.

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Forms part of the online collection: Civil Rights Online Collection.

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