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Creator:Memphis press scimitar
Date:1968 Mar. 26

Black-and-white photograph from March 26, 1968 taken by the Memphis Press-Scimitar newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee. In the photograph, an African American man is arrested by white National Guardsmen for looting. The African American man, who appears to have blood on his face, stands next to a car with his hands behind his back. Several guardsmen stand nearby, one of whom has a rifle.

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 | Police--Tennessee--Memphis | Automobiles--Tennessee--Memphis | Soldiers--Tennessee--Memphis | Men, White--Tennessee--Memphis | Labor unions--Organizing--Tennessee--Memphis | Strikes and lockouts--Sanitation--Tennessee--Memphis | Strikes and lockouts--Refuse collectors--Tennessee--Memphis | Labor unions--Tennessee--Memphis | AFSCME | Memphis (Tenn.)--Race relations | Race relations | Race discrimination--Tennessee--Memphis | African American men--Tennessee--Memphis | Pillage--Tennessee--Memphis | Arrest--Tennessee--Memphis | African American men--Violence against--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

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