Lorenzo Harris, "Christmas in Georgia, ad 1916," The Crisis, December, 1916.
Harris, one of Du Bois' favorite cartoonists, here depicts a frenzied rock-throwing mob pulling up the body of the victim on a rope strung over the limb of a tree. The simple house in the background presumably belongs to the victim. The stark white arms of the men in the mob and the guns they carry emphasize their power.
The message about Christianity is powerful, as Christ wraps the victim in his arms and faces the crowd. Christ, and Christianity, are also being lynched. The words of scripture inscribed on the tree reinforce Christ's opposition: "Inasmuch as ye did it unto the least of these, My brethren, ye did it unto Me".
Du Bois believed that publicizing lynching was an essential step toward combating the crime.