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[KING, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929-1968)]. Poor People's March on Wash. D.C. In Memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pennant.

Standard triangular shape, 11 3/4 x 28 1/2 in. (some soil and discoloration, vertical crease near center).

Souvenir felt pennant created in conjunction with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1968 Poor People's Campaign. Likely carried during the May 12, 1968, march on Washington, D.C. which constituted the campaign's first wave of demonstrations and which continued as planned despite King's assassination in April 1968. A rare piece of ephemera. Not listed in OCLC and only one other found at auction.

Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$750
02/18/2021

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