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|Creator:||Memphis press scimitar|
Black-and-white photograph taken in April 1968 by the Memphis Press-Scimitar newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee. In the photograph, an African American man is being arrested for looting at 4th and Vance by two 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:||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 | Tennessee. National Guard | African American men--Tennessee--Memphis | Arrest--Tennessee--Memphis | Riots--Tennessee--Memphis | Pillage--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. | Volunteer Voices (Project)|
|Online Publisher:||Knoxville, Tenn. : Volunteer Voices | 2007-04-10|
1968 Sanitation Workers Strike, PS 90012, University of Memphis Libraries Special Collections, Memphis, Tennessee
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