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Joseph Pasley [Paisley] and T.O. Jones

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Creator:Memphis press scimitar
Title:Joseph Pasley [Paisley] and T.O. Jones
Date:1968 Feb.

Black-and-white photograph taken in February 1968 by the Memphis Press-Scimitar newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee. In the photograph, Joseph Paisley, field representative for the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) speaks with T. O. Jones, president of the local chapter of the union.

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. On of the strikes demands was the right to belong to the AFSCME chapter. The strike ended April 12, 1968.

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Subjects:Jones, T. O. | Paisley, Joe | 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 | Men, White--Tennessee--Memphis | African American men--Tennessee--Memphis | Labor unions--Organizing--Tennessee--Memphis | Strikes and lockouts--Sanitation--Tennessee--Memphis | Strikes and lockouts--Refuse collectors--Tennessee--Memphis | Labor unions--Tennessee--Memphis | AFSCME | Memphis (Tenn.)--Race relations | Race relations | Race discrimination--Tennessee--Memphis | African American labor union members--Tennessee--Memphis | Labor union members--Tennessee--Memphis | Labor leaders--Tennessee--Memphis | 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

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