"A Prospective Scene in the City of Oaks," Independent Monitor, September 1, 1868

"Klan Warning ," Independent Monitor,
1 September 1868
(Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama)

Click image to enlarge.

Previous page Image 10 of 24 Next page Link to the Gallery for Section 4

The Klan's threats of violence terrorized black and white Republicans.

This cartoon sent a threat to a carpetbagger from Ohio, the Rev. A. S. Lakin, who had just been elected president of the University of Alabama, and Dr. N. B. Cloud, a scalawag serving as Superintendent of Public Instruction of Alabama.

The Klan succeeded in driving both men from their positions.

Copyright 2003
Link to Digital History Home Link to Reconstruction Home Link to Section 1 Link to Section 2 Link to Section 3 Link to Section 4 Link to Section 5 Epilogue: The Unfinished Revolution Resources Credits for this Exhibit