Mar 25, 2021 - Sale 2562

Sale 2562 - Lot 355

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(WOMEN'S HISTORY.) "I knew that if the people stood together we would win"--Joanne Little. Poster, 19 3/4 x 13 inches, in red and black on gold heavy paper; minor wear including tack holes and mount remnants on verso. Np, circa 1975

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In August 1974, Joan Little was serving a sentence at Beaufort County Jail in North Carolina. A notoriously predatory prison guard attempted to rape her, and she stabbed him to death with an ice pick. Facing the death penalty, her case became a national cause at the intersection of the feminist, racial justice, and prison reform movements. Rosa Parks and the local Black Panther Party chapter were among the thousands who worked in her defense. In August 1975, she became (astoundingly) the first woman in American history to be acquitted of murder in self-defense against sexual assault. We trace no other example of this poster in OCLC or at auction.