May 07, 2020 - Sale 2534

Sale 2534 - Lot 216

Price Realized: $ 1,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(CIVIL RIGHTS.) Now With Your Hand, Pull the Lever Down. poster, 8 1/2 x 11 inches; minimal wear. Np, circa 1964

Additional Details

A poster commemorating the three Congress of Racial Equality activists who were killed in the June 1964 "Mississippi Burning" murders: Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney. Their hands are shown struggling to break free from chains, grasping for voting machine levers reading "Justice," "Equality," and "Freedom." One listed in OCLC, and none traced at auction.