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    Ernest Withers (American, 1922-2007).
    I Am a Man (Sanitation Workers' Strike)
    Gelatin silver, printed later
    20" x 16"
    Memphis, Tennessee; 1968

    Inscribed, signed, and dated in black felt tip pen at the lower right corner. An image of the strikers holding signs that read, "I AM A MAN".

    These strikers are seen standing outside Clayborn Temple for a solidarity march on March 28, 1968. This would be Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last march before his death. Ernest C. Withers was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He became involved in photographing the Civil Rights Movement, and his work includes iconic images of the Emmett Till murder trial, the Negro Baseball League, the Sanitation Workers' Strike, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. He travelled frequently with Martin Luther King Jr., and later became the official photographer for Stax Records, which produced some of the first southern soul music.

    Condition: Excellent condition.


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