"IN SELF-DEFENSE" Cartoonist: A. B. Frost Source: Harper's Weekly Date: October 28, 1876, p. 880 Complete HarpWeek Explanation: This image dramatically condemns the brutal racism of some white Southerners against blacks. The white man has killed a black child, and his plea of "self-defense" exemplifies the perspective among Southern whites that Reconstruction had led to "black rule." The cartoon appeared just a few weeks before the presidential election. #howmuchhaschanged?