Sign, "Nonviolence...Our Most Potent Weapon", 1968

Description
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, transformed the civil rights leader into an icon of the struggle to fulfill the American promise of equality for all. This panel is from the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, a demonstration in Washington, D.C., which King helped to organize but did not live to see.
date made
1968
associated date
1968 05
depicted (sitter)
King, Jr., Martin Luther
associated
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
varnish (overall material)
paper (image material)
Measurements
overall: 86 1/2 in x 40 in x 1/2 in; 219.71 cm x 101.6 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
2011.0036.03
accession number
2011.0036
catalog number
2011.0036.03
subject
Reform Movements
related event
Resurrection City
Poor People's Campaign
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Political History: Political History, Civil Rights Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition
Exhibit
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History