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I am a man

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Title:I am a man
Date:1968 Apr. 4

"Printed by Allied Printing in large black letters on white posterboard ... The phrase "I am a man" was used by Memphis sanitation workers and their supporters during their famous strike led by Martin Luther King, Jr. in April 1968. Most of the sanitation workers/strikers involved were African Americans who demanded suitable compensation and union recognition."

Gilder Lehrman Document No.: GLC06124.

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Types:Broadsides | Posters | Visual works | Text
Subjects:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Sanitation workers--Tennessee--Memphis | Wages--Sanitation workers--Tennessee--Memphis | Sanitation workers--Labor unions--Tennessee--Memphis | Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968 | Strikes and lockouts--Sanitation--Tennessee--Memphis | Sanitation--Tennessee--Memphis | African Americans--Employment--Tennessee--Memphis | Discrimination in employment--Tennessee--Memphis | African American labor union members--Tennessee--Memphis | Labor union members--Tennessee--Memphis | Labor unions--Tennessee--Memphis | African Americans--Civil rights | Civil rights--Tennessee--Memphis | Equality before the law--Tennessee--Memphis | United States, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, 35.1495343, -90.0489801
Collection:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: The Collection
Institution:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Contributors:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
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Gilder Lehrman Collection (Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (New York, N.Y.))

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