Jean-Jaurès, born in Castres, was one of France’s most liberal political activists. He supported Dreyfus, founded the communist newspaper “L’Humanité” (still in print today), was leader of the socialist party, and campaigned for causes like abolishing the death penalty. His pacifist beliefs led to his assassination in Paris in July 1914. Though the documentation is in French, the large collection of satirical cartoons and lithographs gives a good picture of political life in France in the 1900s. Temporary exhibitions focus on life in all its aspects—cultural, economic, and social—between 1880 and 1914.