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MLK at Mason Temple

Martin Luther King, Jr. at Mason Temple

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Creator:Memphis press scimitar
Title:MLK at Mason Temple | Martin Luther King, Jr. at Mason Temple
Date:1968 Mar.

Black-and-white photograph from March 1968 taken by the Memphis Press-Scimitar newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee. The photograph shows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to a mass meeting at the Mason Temple in support of striking sanitation workers.

The Memphis Sanitation Workers' strike began on February 11, 1968, following years of dangerous working conditions, discrimination, and the work-related deaths of two African American sanitation workers. Led by local clergy, community members engaged in boycotts, mass meetings, marches, and other civil disobedience in support of the strike. The strike ended April 12, 1968.

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Subjects:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968 | Strikes and lockouts--Tennessee--Memphis | Sanitation workers--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights--African Americans--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Memphis | Memphis (Tenn.)--Race relations | Race relations | Race discrimination--Tennessee--Memphis | Strikes and lockouts--Sanitation--Tennessee--Memphis | Strikes and lockouts--Refuse collectors--Tennessee--Memphis | African American clergy--Tennessee--Memphis | Clergy--Tennessee--Memphis | African American civil rights workers--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Memphis | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Mass meetings--Tennessee--Memphis | Freemasonry--Lodges | United States, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, 35.1495343, -90.0489801
Collection:1968 Sanitation Workers Strike
Institution:University of Memphis. Special Collections Dept.
Contributors:University of Memphis. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
Original Material:

1968 Sanitation Workers Strike, PS 90012, University of Memphis Libraries Special Collections, Memphis, Tennessee

Persistent Link to Item:http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001964