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Black-and-white photograph taken in March 1968 at a mass meeting held in an African American church in Memphis, Tennessee in support of the Sanitation Workers' Strike. In the photograph, men and women in suits and dresses place money into a trashcan; the donations collected at the meeting went to support the 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.
The University of Tennessee Libraries (Knoxville, Tennessee) is the digital publisher.
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|Subjects:||Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Memphis | African Americans--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights--African Americans--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Memphis | Mass meetings--Tennessee--Memphis | Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968 | African American churches--Tennessee--Memphis | Strikes and lockouts--Tennessee--Memphis | Sanitation workers--Tennessee--Memphis | Fund raising--Tennessee--Memphis | Shelby County (Tenn.) | Memphis (Tenn.)|
|Collection:||1968 Sanitation Workers Strike|
|Institution:||University of Memphis. Special Collections Dept.|
|Contributors:||University of Memphis. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.|
|Online Publisher:||Knoxville, Tenn. : Volunteer Voices | 2007-04-04|
1968 Sanitation Workers Strike, PS 90012, University of Memphis Libraries Special Collections, Memphis, Tennessee
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