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Printed by:
E. J. Warner Poster Corp., American  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Harry Belafonte Jr., American, born 1927  Search this
Mahalia Jackson, American, 1911 - 1972  Search this
Sidney Poitier, Bahamian American, 1927 - 2022  Search this
Shelley Winters, American, 1920 - 2006  Search this
Diahann Carroll, American, 1935 - 2019  Search this
Ossie Davis, American, 1917 - 2005  Search this
Ruby Dee, American, 1924 - 2014  Search this
Lorraine Hansberry, American, 1930 - 1965  Search this
John Oliver Killens, American, 1916 - 1987  Search this
George Tabori, Hungarian, 1914 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 24 3/16 × 18 1/16 in. (61.5 × 45.9 cm)
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1960
Description:
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.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Actors  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2019.28.22
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50e467547-7b4c-4cc8-948a-9c8920d325d9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.28.22