The Black Question

Dalziel, artist and engraver


Scene: — Jamaica: — “AM I a man and a brother?”

This vicious racist cartoon, which parodies the anti-slavery campaign slogan, “Am I not a man and a brother,” represents a widespread reaction to the atrocities carried out by a small number freed slaves in Jamaica. For many this outrage quickly was replaced by outrage at the brutal over-reaction of Governor Eyre’s forces, which killed hundreds of freed men and woman, some obviously innocent of any crime. —  George P. Landow

Fun (25 November 1865): 215

Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.

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