We Shall Overcome: 5 Louis Lo Monaco Collages~ March On Washington 1963~ Mlk


We Shall Overcome: 5 Louis  Lo Monaco  Collages~ March On Washington 1963~ Mlk

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We Shall Overcome: 5 Louis Lo Monaco Collages~ March On Washington 1963~ Mlk:
$3,500


We Shall Overcome: A Collection of Graphic Collages Created As a Memento for Those Who Participated in the Historic March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs National Urban League 1963

Introduction with Facsimile signatures - Louis Lo Monaco (Illustrator), JAMES FARMER, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. , JOSEPHUS (THE LAST LIVING SLAVE IN THE U.S.), A. PHILIP RANDOLPH, ROY WILKINS, and WHITNEY M. YOUNG JR.

A COLLECTION OF GRAPHIC COLLAGES ISSUED TO COMMEMORATE THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR FREEDOM AND JOBS ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1963. THE PORTFOLIO CONTAINS SEVEN SHEETS, EACH 8-7/8" IN WIDTH BY 10-3/4" IN HEIGHT: 1. AN INTRODUCTION SIGNED BY JAMES FARMER OF CORE; MARTIN LUTHER KING OF THE SCLC; JOSEPHUS, THEN THE LAST LIVING SLAVE IN THE U.S.; A. PHILIP RANDOLPH OF THE AFL-CIO AND THE NEGRO AMERICAN LABOR COUNCIL; ROY WILKINS OF THE NAACP; AND WHITNEY M. YOUNG, JR. OF THE NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE (FACSIMILE SIGNATURES). 2. A TABLE OF CONTENTS DESCRIBING THE FIVE GRAPHIC COLLAGES IN THE FOLDER. 3. COLLAGE #1 - "A JAIL CAN ONLY HOLD A MAN'S BODY - HIS MIND AND HEART REMAIN FREE." 4. COLLAGE #2 - "THE USE OF DOGS TO FIGHT MEN IS AN ACT OF COWARDICE - AND ONLY THE USERS ARE DEGRADED." 5. COLLAGE #3 - "WHEN RELIGIOUS AND PATRIOTIC SYMBOLS ARE USED AS A SHIELD BY HATE-MAKERS, OUR DEMOCRACY AND ALL IT STANDS FOR BECOMES A MOCKERY. 6. COLLAGE #4 - "THE SWASTIKA AND THE HIGH-PRESSURE HOSE - INSTRUMENTS OF BRUTALITY - CAN NEVER DAMPEN THE SPIRITS OF A FREE PEOPLE." 7. COLLAGE #5 - "WE SHALL OVERCOME! AND IN THE PROCESS ASSUME THE RESPONSIBILITIES AS WELL AS THE REWARDS OF CITIZENSHIP." THE COVER OF THE PORTFOLIO IS ITSELF A GRAPHIC COLLAGE DEPICTING AN OUT-STRETCHED HAND WITH A FINGER EXTENDED, POINTING TO THREE WOMEN AND MEN HOLDING HANDS AND MARCHING FORWARD. All prints in excellent condition. Minor edge wear to folder.Exceptionally Rare

We Shall Overcome: 5 Louis Lo Monaco Collages~ March On Washington 1963~ Mlk:
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