Martin Luther King, Jr.

This two-color scratchboard portrait of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. surrounded by a crowd was first made during RLM’s time as part of Northland Poster Collective (1979-2009).  Today – when King’s morally uncompromising antiwar and anti-poverty vision is often hidden under a sanitized version of his politics –  we’re re-issuing it as an 11×17 digital print.

The text under the image reads:  “Martin Luther King, Jr. organized for the freedom of Black people from racial oppression and of all people from poverty and war. In addition to his leadership in the civil rights movement, King’s morally uncompromising vision led him to actively oppose the war in Vietnam and to lead a Poor People’s Campaign at home. He was widely attacked at the time for his principled stands. A gunman assassinated King in 1968 in Memphis, where King came to support a labor strike.”

The image is based off of a photograph from activist photograph Bob Fitch.


Product Details

Print Type

Digital (Union Printed at RLM World Headquarters)

Poster Dimensions


Year Created

1992, 2021

SKU p1028
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