Mar 25, 2021 - Sale 2562

Sale 2562 - Lot 256

Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
MARTIN LUTHER KING. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., "I Have a Dream." Poster, 25 x 19 inches, on card stock; moderate war including tack holes and 3 short cello tape repairs. New York and Atlanta, GA: various publishers, 1964 copyright

Additional Details

A large portrait of Dr. King is juxtaposed with the entirety of his 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech, with a small outline of Africa below. This poster has perhaps the most complicated credit lines we have ever seen, including (but not limited to) the School of African-American Arts, Blackness Incorporated, Great Great Grandchildren Publishing Co., African-American Art International Publishing Company (New York), and Culture Task Force (Atlanta). The designer and copyright holder Richard McCrary also did a popular Angela Davis poster, "I Am a Black Woman!", in 1971. The copyright here is given as 1964, but the design and lettering look more like a 1970s production.