Commissioned by LACMA to celebrate Two Centuries of Black American Art, this lithograph was so popular that it became a sold-out fine art print as well as a poster for the 1976 exhibition. The title refers to Martin Luther King Jr.'s legendary 1963 speech of the same title. Evoking both religious imagery and the connection between mother and child, this print brilliantly summarizes White's mastery of portraying the strength of the human spirit.
This work will be on view at LACMA in Charles White: A Retrospective, on view in the Resnick Pavilion from February 17 through June 9, 2019. Be sure to come see it in person next month!