Mar 27, 2014 - Sale 2342

Sale 2342 - Lot 239A

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?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! Poster, 21-1/2 x 14 inches, printed in stark black letters on white cardstock; some wear and discoloration; a small hole with a piece of string through it at the top center, for hanging around the striker's neck. Memphis: Allied Printing, 1968

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a rare example of one of the signs carried by memphis's sanitation workers following the assassination of martin luther king jr. Previously, strikers, including King who had come to Memphis to add his support, wore placards that read "I AM A MAN, and UNION JUSTICE NOW. All are very scarce today, most having been swept up after the strike and destroyed. The present example came from a local Memphis sanitation worker's family.