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U. S. Cartoonists Chronicle the History of African American Voting Rights

Now on Display in the Ellis Library Colonnade

This exhibition explores the 2020 national theme of Black History Month, African Americans and the Vote, with a series of twentieth-century American editorial cartoons that address the issue of African American voting right in the United States. Most of the artworks displayed are original drawings from the nationally renowned cartoon collection of the State Historical Society of Missouri. These rarely seen artworks document the long struggle Americans of color have experienced in their attempts to exercise their fundamental rights as citizens.