Mar 10, 2011 - Sale 2239

Sale 2239 - Lot 229

Price Realized: $ 7,200
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
HUNG IN THE UNION HEADQUARTERS (CIVIL RIGHTS.) KING, MARTIN LUTHER, JR. I AM A MAN, AFSCME. The 1968 AFSCME Sanitation Strike, Memphis, Tennessee. Black and white placard, with a photographic inset (possibly from an Ernest Withers photograph) 14x19-7/8 inches; some damp-staining, holes in all four corners where hung; some insect marks to the lower left corner. Memphis, 1978

Additional Details

This placard was hung in the offices of the Memphis branch of AFSCME, the union that sponsored the striking sanitation workers in April of 1968, on the tenth aniversary of that strike. While not dated, the numeral "78" appears next to the Allied Printers' logo at the bottom of the placard. Provenance, a member of the Memphis AFSCME.