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Creator:Memphis press scimitar
Title:Democrat Road
Date:1968 Mar.

Black-and-white photograph taken in March 1968 by the Memphis Press-Scimitar newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee. In the photograph, African American young men and women pause during a demonstration along Democrat Road supporting the Sanitation Workers' strike. 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: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 youth--Tennessee--Memphis | Police--Tennessee--Memphis | Automobiles--Tennessee--Memphis | Signs and signboards--Tennessee--Memphis | Men, White--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=200700000002011