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FEATURING FUTURE CONGRESSMAN LEWIS KNEELING IN PROTEST (CIVIL RIGHTS.) Lyon, Danny; photographer. Come Let Us Build a New World Together. Poster, 14 x 18 1/4 inches; minor wear, laid down on linen. Atlanta, GA: Lincoln Lithograph Company, circa 1963
This is one of a series of five Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee posters featuring the work of civil rights photographer Danny Lyon. It depicts protesters kneeling in prayer at a segregated swimming pool in Cairo, IL on 13 or 14 July 1962. At left is 22-year-old SNCC organizer John Lewis. He would soon go on to serve as chairman of SNCC, and has been a United States Congressman for the past three decades. In 2017, Lewis posted the image on his Twitter account, with the message "The young people kneeling today are following a long tradition. #TakeAKnee #goodtrouble."
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