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Dr. Ralph Jackson and Sam Evans

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Creator:Memphis press scimitar
Title:Dr. Ralph Jackson and Sam Evans
Date:1968 Feb.

Black-and-white photograph taken in February 1968 by the Memphis Press-Scimitar newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee. In the photograph, Ralph Jackson and Sam Evans demonstrate at the corner of Beale Street and Hernando Street in support of the Sanitation Workers' strike; one of the men wears a clerical collar and carries a sign with the slogan "Stay away no shopping." Two policemen walk beside the men; one of the policemen carries a bullhorn. Behind the youth stand two white men, one in a police uniform, near a field of parked cars. Several of the demonstrators have picket signs.

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:Jackson, Ralph | Evans, Sam | 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 | African American civil rights workers--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Memphis | Protest marches--Tennessee--Memphis | African American men--Tennessee--Memphis | Police--Tennessee--Memphis | Signs and signboards--Tennessee--Memphis | Men, White--Tennessee--Memphis | Central business districts--Tennessee--Memphis | Beale Street (Memphis, Tenn.) | 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=200700000001979