Annie Bissett

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, where he had come to show support for black sanitary public works employees who were on strike. The room where King was staying has been memorialized since 1968, and in the 1990s the Lorraine was converted into The National Civil Rights Museum. I worked from a photograph for this print and I left the “E” off the word “violence” just as it appears in the photograph.

Annie Bissett is based in Providence, RI

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