Pulitzer Prize Winner Who Took on KKK Created Racist “Hambone” Comic Strip

It took Martin Luther King’s Murder to End Jim Crow cartoon in Memphis newspaper

J.P. Alley editorial cartoon 1923 (no longer in copyright)

Life and Career

J.P. Alley’s editorial cartoons supported US entry into World War I
Poster for D.W. Griffith’s movie that glorified the K.K.K. (Public domain)
“Commercial Appeal” covered the lynching of Ell Parsons on front page that often featured “Hambone”

Commercial Artist & Freelance Cartoonist

J.P. Alley’s editorial cartoons supported US entry into World War I

Hambone’s Meditations

“Hambone’s Meditations” were first published in book form in 1919
The Hambone Cigar Advertising was a play on Charles Lindbergh’s 1st Transatlantic flight

A Second Generation Carries On

J.P. Alley editorial cartoon

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