We present below an extensive collection of African American art and Black Americana presenting caricatures of blacks created after the Civil War. This treasure trove of images was created from both private collections and public sources. Many of these images show racist portrayals of blacks, and reflect the public sentiment that often existed towards the freed slaves, and the first generation of free blacks. These images remind us of how far we have come, how far we yet have to go, and how we must never go back.
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