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    Sale 2408 | Lot 230
    Price Realized: $23,750With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2408 Lot 230

      (CIVIL RIGHTS--KING, MARTIN LUTHER JR.) I AM A MAN. Poster 22 x 15 3/4 inches; considerably darkened with a 2 x 6 inch chip from the bottom left corner. Memphis, TN: AFSCME, 1968

      Estimate $6,000 - 9,000

      the iconic black and white sign, which seems to answer the old abolitionist motto "am i not a man, and a brother?" An example of the placard that was carried by the Memphis Sanitation Workers while on strike in the early spring of 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis to lend his support to the workers. While there, staying at the Lorraine motel, he was shot and killed by James Earl Ray. This particular poster was consigned by the daughter of the man who carried it.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $23,750