Print Portfolio Folder, "We Shall Overcome: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 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

Folder (Container)

Date Made

1963

Subject Date

28 August 1963

With Liberty & Justice For All
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in With Liberty & Justice for All

Object ID

2000.145.12.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 9.313 in

Depth: .063 in

Inscriptions

On front cover reads: MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM AUGUST 28, 1963 / We Shall / Overcome

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