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The cartoon, published in the Greenfield Recorder just days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, captures the feelings of many Americans at the time. A sharp contrast is drawn between King's nonviolent message and the events surrounding his death. In a style typical of the great cartoonist Herblock, King holds a book containing his ideals and confronts the tools of violence; a white hand with a gun and a black hand holding a torch. The contrast is heightened by the title, a reference to King's famous "I Have a Dream" Speech.


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"Enemies of the Dream" cartoon printed in Greenfield Recorder newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Recorder
date   Apr 10, 1968
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   7.0"
width   5.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Illustration
accession #   #L08.001

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"King's Dream Speech In 1963 Urged Full Rights For Negroes" article from Greenfield Recorder newspaper

"Marchers to Converge on Lincoln Memorial" and "Washington Will be Symbol of U.S. Power Marchers" article in GRG newspaper

"Black Tragedy-" editorial from Greenfield Recorder newspaper

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