Wood engraving by Thomas Nast from Harper’s Weekly (1876)
This image appeared in Harper’s Weekly in 1876. The caption reads: “Of course he wants to vote the Democratic ticket!” Democratic “Reformer”: “You’re as free as air, ain’t you? Say you are or I’ll blow yer black head off!”
Wood engraving by Thomas Nast (1876), The Newberry Digital Collection
With reparations in the news, this Mini-Lesson helps students define the term, learn what forms reparations can take, and consider what reparations should be offered for slavery and other racist policies.