New Yorker Magazine Cover Depicts MLK, Trayvon Martin & Mike Brown

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Cartoonist and illustrator Barry Blitt is best known for his work with The New Yorker, and his latest cover for the magazine depicts Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a re-imagining of images seen in photos from the Selma-To-Montgomery march events. In the illustration, Rev. King is seen walking ?  arms locked ? with slain Staten Island, N.Y., resident Eric Garner and fallen NYPD officer Wenjian Liu with slain Black teenagers Trayvon Martin and Michael ?Mike? Brown in the background.

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The image is enhanced due to the inclusion of the American flag behind the marchers, and the serene look on the faces of the figures invites a moment of reflection of what was lost. Blitt was inspired to draw the cover for the New Yorker?s upcoming cover story, ?The…

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