After the 13th amendment the those of an African American background expected things to change for them in America. However the Jim Crow laws only prolonged and perhaps enhanced the poor quality of life the blacks led as it was the WASP's who were in charge of the country and the WASP's who benefited from slavery and racial segregation.
This is truly shocking. Even taken in a 'vintage' context. It's not patronizing and unintentionally offensive as many of these old items are, it is scary. Unbelievable that lynching could be "humorously" portrayed.
Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. Brigadier General Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr. (1877 or 1880 – November 26, 1970) was the first African-American general officer in the United States Army. He was the father of Air Force General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Going in Social Studies > History > Civil Rights
The racism in this 1940s ad for the Chrysler Plymouth is painful to see, though it is also historical evidence of America’s bigoted past. Would a black chauffeur really be so excited about driving this latest automobile model? Or in reality would he be too busy hauling baggage and keeping his mouth shut to be grinning so widely and sharing in America’s excitement ‘over the luxury ride’?