Rare African Americana Item to be Auctioned in February

Swann Galleries will be offering an extremely rare Civil Rights poster in its auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana in February.


This
original poster, I AM A MAN, was used in the sanitation workers' strike that drew Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tennessee the first week of April, 1968. This poster and one other, Honor King, End Racism were carried by the sanitation workers. Later that week, as King walked out onto the terrace at his motel, James Earl Ray shot and killed the prominent African-American Civil Rights activist.

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