Placard stating "I AM A MAN" carried by Arthur J. Schmidt in 1968 Memphis March

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Printed by
Allied Printing Trades Council, founded 1911
Used by
Schmidt, Arthur J., American
Subject of
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Medium
ink on poster board
Dimensions
H x W x D: 21 1/2 × 14 1/16 in. (54.6 × 35.7 cm)
Type
placards (information artifacts)
Place used
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date
1968
Description
A white poster with black lettering used by Arthur J. Schmidt during the 1968 Memphis March. The poster reads "I / AM / A MAN." A small allied printing label is stamped on the bottom of the front of the poster at center in black ink. The back of the poster is blank.
Topic
Activism
Civil rights
Labor
Race relations
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Arthur J. "Bud" Schmidt
Object number
2017.71.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions

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