Mar 10, 2011 - Sale 2239

Sale 2239 - Lot 230

Price Realized: $ 20,400
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(CIVIL RIGHTS.) KING, MARTIN LUTHER, JR. Honor King: End Racism. Placard, 21-1/2x14 inches; hole at the top center, where this was once stapled to a piece of wood and carried in the protest. Memphis, 1968

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An assassin took Dr. King's life on April 4, 1968, while he was in Memphis to support a strike of 1,300 black sanitation workers - the working poor of their day - to demand the right to have a union. In an atmosphere of extreme tension, Mrs. King and three of her children led some 20,000 marchers through the streets of Memphis on April 8, holding signs that read, "Honor King: End Racism," "Union Justice Now," and the placard from earlier in the week, that stated simply "I Am A Man."