Feb 25, 2010 - Sale 2204

Sale 2204 - Lot 210

Price Realized: $ 40,800
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
(CIVIL RIGHTS.) KING, MARTIN LUTHER, JR. I AM A MAN. Black and white poster on stiff cardboard, 21-1/2x14 inches; a couple of small creases; a small stain next to the printers' union slug; paper lightly and evenly toned. [Memphis, 1968]

Additional Details

very rare. An original poster from the sanitation workers' strike that drew Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tennessee the first week of April 1968. This poster and one other, "Honor King, End Racism" were carried by the sanitation workers. Later that week, as King walked out onto the terrace at his motel, he was cut down by a shot purportedly fired by James Earl Ray.