King’s Letter from Birmingham City Jail with Prints by Faith Ringgold

This week we're highlighting Faith Ringgold's illustrations for Letter from Birmingham City Jail by Martin Luther King, Jr.  Produced in 2007 for the Limited Editions Club, the book contains eight original serigraphs by Ringgold alongside a beautifully printed text by King. Special Collections has copies 119 and 132 from an edition of 400.

Title page and frontispiece Faith Ringgold illustration from Letter from Birmingham City Jail by Martin Luther King Faith Ringgold illustration from Letter from Birmingham City Jail by Martin Luther King Faith Ringgold illustration from Letter from Birmingham City Jail by Martin Luther King

Kelli Hansen is Print Collections Librarian in Special Collections and Rare Books, where she focuses on outreach, instruction, and reference.

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