#17 Civil Rights Placard, 1968
Poster Caption: Abolitionists had campaigned since the late 1780s on the motto “Am I not a man and a brother?” This placard carried by striking garbagemen in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, echoed that rhetoric and emphatically answered the question. Martin Luther King Jr. marched with the strikers that day, then was assassinated that evening. (Memphis, Tennessee, April 1968)
These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss ivory stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.