Social Reconstruction Era
In Africa, elephants are used as working animals. Africans use them to do their dirty and heavy work. This cartoon shows two white men and an elephant that looks like a black person. One of the white men is sitting on the elephant's neck like he's riding it and the other is guiding it. Just like slavery, the white men use the slaves for their farm work and household work. So I think that the elephant is supposed to represent a slave. This also represents black rights. Black people were not equal to whites. This is a problem that will always stay and lurk behind human rights. There will always be people that think less of blacks and create stereotypes about them. This cartoon is supported by the ideal of equality. Every man black and white was born equally with the same ability to live their own life.