Print Portfolio, "We Shall Overcome," 1963

Summary

More than 250,000 civil rights advocates showed up at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This souvenir portfolio held a group of photo collages, each incorporating fragments of disturbing images from the movement. The artist intended these to symbolize man's inhumanity to his fellow man. Civil Rights activists hoped that they would stir people's emotions and incite action.

More than 250,000 civil rights advocates showed up at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This souvenir portfolio held a group of photo collages, each incorporating fragments of disturbing images from the movement. The artist intended these to symbolize man's inhumanity to his fellow man. Civil Rights activists hoped that they would stir people's emotions and incite action.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

1963

Subject Date

28 August 1963

Collection Title

Print Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2000.145.12

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 11 in  (Individual print: 10.75")

Width: 9.313 in  (Individual print:: 8.875")

Thickness: 0.063 in

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