When Frederick Douglass warned whites of the dangers of “reaping the whirlwind,” the Indianapolis Freeman recycled an oft-used drawing by the late political cartoonist, Henry J. Lewis, showing a sleeping African American Gulliver, a gentle giant at the mercy of club-wielding oppressors. The image challenged the notion of “superior” white civilization, as imperialists, explorers, and slave-traders of various nationalities scale the helpless figure, who represents Africa, or possibly the African American man. “Still Asleep,” says the caption: “Can Nothing Rouse Him?”