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Price Realized: $20,400 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2239 Lot 230
(CIVIL RIGHTS.) KING, MARTIN LUTHER, JR. Honor King: End Racism. Placard, 21-1/2x14 inches; hole at the top center, where this was once stapled to a piece of wood and carried in the protest. Memphis, 1968
An assassin took Dr. King's life on April 4, 1968, while he was in Memphis to support a strike of 1,300 black sanitation workers - the working poor of their day - to demand the right to have a union. In an atmosphere of extreme tension, Mrs. King and three of her children led some 20,000 marchers through the streets of Memphis on April 8, holding signs that read, "Honor King: End Racism," "Union Justice Now," and the placard from earlier in the week, that stated simply "I Am A Man."Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $20,400