2018. Connecticut River Valley: SAW Press, 2018.
Roy. 8vo, 11 x 7.5 ins., half-title, title, introduction, color print, funeral service text over color print, half-page print with text, obituary 2 leaves printed on one side, 6 portraits with letterpress, blind-stamped coffin with text, colophon. Separate folder with single sheet 28 x 7 ins., printed with the names of victims. Enclosed in a grey folding box with label.
§ Limited to 50 copies numbered and signed by Whitaker in the book and again on the broadside. This is copy 12. Whitaker wrote a eulogy for all the thousands of lynching victims in the United States and portrayed six with an engraved portrait and an account of their horrible fates. The broadside has the names of all the victims recorded. On April 30 2016 Whitaker organized a funeral for the c. 4000 souls to finally receive the last rites. A deeply moving testimonial printed by the brilliant kidney specialist, community activist, and artist, who studied with Leonard Baskin to achieve mastery of type and print. The book is beautifully printed on hand-made paper. See shirleywhitaker.com for more on this astonishing production. Item #110765