Mar 27, 2014 - Sale 2342

Sale 2342 - Lot 237

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. LO MONACO, LOUIS. We Shall Overcome. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963. Pictorial paper portfolio with seven leaves, including the Introduction, contents leaf, plus five collages by Lo Monaco. An unusually fine copy with the original Lincoln Memorial Program loosely laid in. New York: National Urban League, 1963

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the finest copy we have seen to date, of this fragile memento from the march on Washington. "This collection of graphic collages has been created specifically as a memento for those who participated in the historic March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs on August 28, 1963. It depicts man's inhumanity, his cruelty to his fellow beings (sic). This memento, we believe, will inspire us to assert man's decency and goodness through an understanding of anguish" (from the Introduction). Signed in facsimile by the March organizers and leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr, Whitney Young, A. Phillip Randolph, James Farmer and Josephus (The then last living slave of ante-bellum America.) rare. While a large number of these fragile portfolios were made up, precious few of them seem to have survived. OCLC locates only four copies in institutions, including the Library of Congress copy.