Songs Without Words

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"Silenced the Witnesses"
In this image in the Richmond Planet, editor and artist John Mitchell, Jr., highlighted the double standard in suppressing reporting and legal prosecution of sexual crimes against African American girls and women. Speculating on the reasons for the…

"White Men to the Rescue"
More conciliatory than his other drawings, this illustration by Richmond Planet editor John Mitchell, Jr., applauded liberal whites for their efforts to thwart lynching and enforce law and order, and thereby contribute to southern economic progress.…

"Firing at Long Range"
This drawing by Richmond Planet editor John Mitchell, Jr., drew attention to Ida B. Wells’s success in bringing British attention to American inaction in the face of southern lynching. The drawing shows the cannon of British public opinion…
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