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Emerson Graphics (fl. 1968) I am a man

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05954 Author/Creator: Emerson Graphics (fl. 1968) Place Written: San Francisco, California Type: Broadside Date: circa 5 April 1968 Pagination: 1 p. ; 71.7 x 55.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Printed in large red letters by Emerson Graphics. Includes an imprint of Tea Lautrec Litho., the word "Memphis," and the poster price written in small print at the bottom of the page. Refer to GLC06124 for another printing of this poster.

Background Information: The phrase "I am a man" was used by Memphis sanitation workers and their supporters during their famous strike led by Martin Luther King, Jr. in April 1968. The phrase echoes ...a nineteenth-century abolitionist poster, which asked, "Am I not a Man and a Brother?" Most of the sanitation workers/strikers involved were African Americans who demanded suitable compensation and union recognition. Tea Lautrec Litho published psychedelic posters in the sixties. See More

People: Emerson Graphics, fl. 1968
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: SegregationCivil RightsAfrican American History

Sub Era: The Sixties

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