Political cartoon by Thomas Nast printed during The Reconstruction Era.
Eugene B. Welborne, a prosperous black farmer and state representative, explains how a White Line attack began in Clinton, Mississippi, in 1875.
The Black president of Bolton, MS's Republican Club writes Governor Ames asking for protection.
Robert Gleeds, an African American candidate for sheriff in Lowndes County, Mississippi, describes the violence in his county that occurred on the eve of the 1875 election.
J. L. Edmonds, an African American schoolteacher, gave this account of the murder and intimidation before the 1875 election in Clay County, Mississippi.