Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I AM A MAN Poster Big News in Memphis
WREG-TV in Memphis broadcast a segment last night about the I Am A Man poster featured in Thursday's auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana. Click here to watch the video.
Among the sources that reporter Alex Coleman interviewed was Ruth Davis, President of the AFSCME Union, which represented the striking sanitation workers who marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. Davis, who participated in the march, commented that interest in memorabilia like this poster shows that, "the Civil Rights movement is still alive."