Martin Luther King

Accession Number

Martin Luther King

Ben Shahn

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
wood engraving on paper

26 1/4 in. x 22 1/4 in. x 3/4 in. ( 66.68 cm x 56.52 cm x 1.91 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins

Subject matter
Potrait and words of Martin Luther King Jr.

Physical Description
A black and white wood engraving of Martin Luther King Jr. His mouth is open wide as if giving one of his famous speeches. Underneath his image is a quote of King's and his signature.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Additional Object Classification(s)

If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.

calligraphy (process)
political concepts
social issues

34 Related Resources

U.S. Radicalism
(Part of 10 Learning Collections)
Art of interest to Judaic Studies
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
F14 Ellsworth - AAS 104 - Nonviolence: From Montgomery to the World
(Part of: U.S. Freedom Struggles of the Long 1960s)
Death and Dying
(Part of 8 Learning Collections)
Grief and Mourning Rituals
(Part of 5 Learning Collections)
Race, Gender, Class, and American Identity
(Part of 11 Learning Collections)
Social Justice
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Social Justice and Art 1946-1968
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
U.S. Civil Rights Movement
(Part of 12 Learning Collections)
W20 Galura - SW 200 - Understanding Social Issues of Our Time
(Part of: Examples of Past Course Collections)
November 1927 and August 1938 Issue of the New Masses
(Part of: Prints of Protest: Rockwell Kent and the Radical Art of New Masses)

& Author Notes

All Rights Reserved