"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. “Lawlessness cripples business, and drives away capital,” the caption reads, in an argument for state rather than federal government action. “Colored men’s prayers are answered. Liberal-minded white men are coming to the rescue."