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Jacob Lawrence
Artist: Jacob Lawrence, American (1917 - 2000)
Title: Confrontation at the Bridge
Year: 1975
Medium: Silkscreen on Strathmore Paper, signed and numbered in pencil
Edition: 175, 10/25 HC
Size: 19 x 25 in. (48.26 x 63.5 cm)
Frame Size: 28.75 x 35 inches
Price: On Request

In 1965 hundreds of civil rights marchers left Selma, Alabama, on a peace march to Montgomery. Just outside Selma, at the Edmond Pettus Bridge, the marchers were met with resistance from local law enforcement officials and townspeople. The marchers led by the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and others, were repeatedly turned back. After several days of stalemate and verbal and physical abuse, the determined marchers were allowed to continue. Lawrence commented: "I thought it was part of the history of the country, part of the history of our progress; not of just the black progress, but of the progress of the people."

Published by Transworld Art, New York

Reference: Nesbett L75-2 - Jacob Lawrence the Complete Prints pg. 32


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