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Klan Cartoon, 1868

A cartoon from the September 1, 1868, issue of the Tuscaloosa Independent Monitor. The lynched images represent two educators: The Rev. Arad S. Lakin, right, a "carpetbagger" from the north who had just been named president of the University of Alabama, and Dr. Noah B. Cloud, a southern-born Republican, or "scalawag," serving as Superintendent of Public Instruction of Alabama. The mule is marked with the initials of the Ku Klux Klan, and the image serves as a threat to enemies of the Klan.
Alabama Department of Archives and History