James Oliver Eastland (1904 - 1986)

U.S. Senator (Democrat) from Mississippi, he served from 1943 to 1979. He was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1956 to 1979.

This caricature accompanied the following articles appearing in The Militant:

January 7, 1963: "2 Negro Students From North Jailed By Miss. Racists."

January 28, 1963: "L.A. SWP Raps Pacifica Probe."

May 13, 1963: "The Mississippi Story: A Chronicle of Unbridled Racist Terror" by Robert N.C. Nix. -originally placed in the Congressional Record of April 4, 1963 by Representative Nix.

October 7, 1963: "The Two-Party Trap - Labor's Failure Is Proof Negroes Can't Gain from Democrats" by Tom Kerry.

November 18, 1963: "Rights Group Sues to Get Files Back from Eastland."

February 17, 1964: "The Beckwith Murder Trial - The State Could Look Like It was Trying."

September 14, 1964: "Reviews and Reports [book review] - 'House Un-American Activities: Bulwark of Segregation' by Anne Braden" -Vincent Hernandez, reviewer.

May 29, 1967: "The Black Struggle - Boxing Council Backs Ali."