J.P. Alley’s cartoon, “No wonder he puts a sack over that mug!,” was published by the Memphis Commercial Appeal in 1923. It is reproduced here with the assistance of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

The year this cartoon was published, the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize “for its courageous attitude in the publication of cartoons and the handling of news in reference to the operations of the Ku Klux Klan.”

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