May 07, 2020 - Sale 2534

Sale 2534 - Lot 226

Estimate: $ 250 - $ 350
(CIVIL RIGHTS.) They Who Built on the Wall . . . with the Other Hand Held a Weapon. Poster, 17 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches; folds, minimal wear. Cairo, IL: United Front, circa 1969-74

Additional Details

The town of Cairo at the southern tip of Illinois was the scene of more-than-usual racial unrest in the late 1960s. In response to escalating fire-bombings and attacks by the local "White Hat" white supremacists, the United Front was formed in April 1969 as a coalition of African-American religious and militant groups. This unusual partnership is well illustrated in this poster, with a pistol resting on a Bible over a biblical verse. We know of no other United Front material at auction.