Printed by
E. J. Warner Poster Corp., American
Subject of
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Belafonte, Harry Jr., American, 1927 - 2023
Jackson, Mahalia, American, 1911 - 1972
Poitier, Sidney, Bahamian American, 1927 - 2022
Winters, Shelley, American, 1920 - 2006
Carroll, Diahann, American, 1935 - 2019
Davis, Ossie, American, 1917 - 2005
Dee, Ruby, American, 1924 - 2014
Hansberry, Lorraine, American, 1930 - 1965
Killens, John Oliver, American, 1916 - 1987
Tabori, George, Hungarian, 1914 - 2007
ink on paper
H x W: 24 3/16 × 18 1/16 in. (61.5 × 45.9 cm)
A poster for a concert. Across the top is [TO AID / SOUTHERN STATES SIT IN MOVEMENT / MARTIN LUTHER KING DEFENSE]. The poster consists of black and red text against a white background, with some of the text highlighted with yellow. The left side of the poster features black and white images of Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier and Diahann Carroll. Bold text at the center of the poster reads [AN EVENING OF / MUSIC AND DRAMA / FOR FREEDOM NOW / STARRING IN PERSON / HARRY BELAFONTE / MAHALIA JACKSON / SIDNEY POITIER / SHELLEY WINTERS / (1960 ACADEMY AWARD WINNER) / DIAHANN CARROLL / PRODUCTION SUPERVISED by / OSSIE DAVIS and RUBY DEE / FREEDOM DRAM WRITTEN by / Lorraine Hansbury John Killens George Tabori / Author of ‘Raisin In The Sun’.] The right side of the poster features black and white images of Mahalia Jackson and Shelley Winters. A yellow box with black and red text at the bottom left of the poster reads [TUES. / MAY 17 / 8 P.M. to 11 P. M.] A yellow box with black and red text at the bottom right of the poster reads [369th / ARMORY / 142nd St. & 5th Ave., NYC.] The bottom of the poster has a list of places tickets can be purchased.
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Civil Rights Movement
Civil rights
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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