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Black-and-white photograph taken in February 1968 by the Memphis Press-Scimitar newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee. The photograph shows African American men and women participating in a Civil Rights march. To the right of the image, white policemen in uniform walk beside the demonstrators. A police car is parked along the side of the road. 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.
The University of Tennessee Libraries (Knoxville, Tennessee) is the digital publisher.
The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.
|Subjects:||Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights--African Americans--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Memphis | Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968 | Strikes and lockouts--Tennessee--Memphis | Sanitation workers--Tennessee--Memphis | Protest marches--Tennessee--Memphis | Police--Tennessee--Memphis | Police vehicles--Tennessee--Memphis | Memphis (Tenn.) | Shelby County (Tenn.)|
|Collection:||Institution:||University of Memphis. Special Collections Dept.||Contributors:||University of Memphis. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.||Online Publisher:||Knoxville, Tenn. : Volunteer Voices | 2007-04-02||Original Material:|
1968 Sanitation Workers Strike, PS 90012, University of Memphis Libraries Special Collections, Memphis, Tennessee
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