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Beale and Hernando

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Creator:Memphis press scimitar
Title:Beale and Hernando

Black-and-white photograph taken in 1968 by the Memphis Press-Scimitar newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee. In the photograph, white National Guardsmen sit in the back of a truck with the rifles. Three white two white Memphis policemen stand near the rear of the truck. One of the guardsmen is holding up a cigaret. 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:Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Memphis | African Americans--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 | Soldiers--Tennessee--Memphis | Police--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

Persistent Link to Item:http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000002010