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The Art of Mort Künstler / The American Spirit / The Modern Era

Here you will find a pictorial chronicle of the drama and excitement of American History. These paintings give the viewer an insight into the tumultuous life of this young nation that mere words cannot achieve.

Martin Luther King - limited edition print
The Civil Rights Act is Signed, July 2, 1964

Classic Canvas Signed & Numbered - $595.00



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Giclée Canvas Prints
Reproduction Technique: Giclées are printed with the finest archival pigmented inks on canvas. Each print is numbered and signed by the artist and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Classic Edition 14" x 16"
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 100

Historical Information

In the 1950s, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., whose policy of non-violent resistance won the support of many Americans. The violence with which Southern white authorities treated King and his followers inspired not only nationwide outrage, but more importantly, judicial and political intervention. By the time President Johnson succeeded to the Presidency, pressure for racial equality was irresistible, and the Congress passed an all-embracing Civil Rights Act which, if enforced, should have ended discrimination in America forever. The Act outlawed racial discrimination in all public accommodations, in jobs and in public housing. It provided effective protection of African-Americans at the ballot box and authorized the Attorney General to intervene wherever necessary to enforce these laws. As long as the Warren Court lasted, the potentialities of the Civil Rights Act were fully realized. Subsequent shifts in the judiciary has made progress uneven.


All illustrations by Mort Künstler. Text by Michael Aubrecht, Dee Brown, Henry Steele Commager, Rod Gragg, Mort Künstler, Edward Lengel, James McPherson, and James I. Robertson, Jr. - Copyright © 2001-2022. All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of this web site may be reproduced or utilized in any form by any means without written consent of the artist.