Mar 01, 2012 - Sale 2271

Sale 2271 - Lot 248

Price Realized: $ 2,400
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(CIVIL RIGHTS.) KING, MARTIN LUTHER JR. "Say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. . ." Silver and black poster, 35 x 22 inches, signed in the lower left corner by Bob Lee. Depicts Martin Luther King Jr., behind bars, probably in Birmingham jail. Np, circa 1968

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An impressive poster depicting Martin Luther King, Jr, behind bars. This in all probability would be his arrest and jail time in Birmingham in 1963. King's "Drum Major Instinct" sermon, given on 4 February 1968, was an adaptation of the 1952 homily ''Drum-Major Instincts'' by J. Wallace Hamilton, a well-known, liberal, white Methodist preacher. King encouraged his congregation to seek greatness, but to do so through service and love. King concluded the sermon by imagining his own funeral, and down-playing his famous achievements.