The Printed & Manuscript African Americana auction reflects centuries of African American history with lots including slavery and abolition papers, civil rights documents and pictures, and more. At the front of the auction, presented by Swann Auction Galleries, are family papers between the Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens and his servants. This lot contains 19 items of various sizes and conditions collected in one binder. Several letters and pictures are dated between 1866 and 1907.
Also showcased in the auction is an early copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. This seven-page document from 1862 is in its original light brown wrappers. Another highlighted item is a 1968 photograph of Martin Luther King’s I Am A Man demonstration, which took place during the Memphis sanitation workers strike. A Masonic certificate signed by the abolitionist Lewis Hayden, a green and black sign indicating segregated dining rooms and restrooms, and a Black Panthers The Sky’s the Limit if You Kill Huey Newton poster can also be found. View the entire catalog and register to bid at Swann Auction Galleries.
Lot Categories:Prints & Manuscripts
# of Lots:401
Price Range:$300 - $35,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Papers of two parallel Stephens families: the Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens and his servants||
|The Proclamation of Emancipation by the President of the United States, to Take Effect January 1st, 1863||
|KING, MARTIN LUTHER. I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike||
|Colored Dining Room, Rest Rooms. Hand-painted sign||
|BLACK PANTHERS. The Sky's the Limit if You Kill Huey Newton. Poster||
- Books, Manuscripts & Archives
- Signs & Banners
- Abraham Lincoln
- Black Panthers
- Ernest Withers
- Lewis Hayden
- Restrooms Sign
- Stephens Families
- The Proclamation of Emancipation
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