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|Creator:||Memphis press scimitar|
Black-and-white photograph from 1968 taken by the Memphis Press-Scimitar newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee. The photograph shows downtown Memphis during a demonstration in favor of striking sanitation workers. White police and National Guardsmen stand in the street, facing the crowd. A note on the photograph reads "Main Street before violence broke out."
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:||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 | Memphis (Tenn.)--Race relations | Race relations | Race discrimination--Tennessee--Memphis | Strikes and lockouts--Sanitation--Tennessee--Memphis | Strikes and lockouts--Refuse collectors--Tennessee--Memphis | Police--Tennessee--Memphis | Automobiles--Tennessee--Memphis | Soldiers--Tennessee--Memphis | Men, White--Tennessee--Memphis | Central business districts--Tennessee--Memphis | Protest marches--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.|
1968 Sanitation Workers Strike, PS 90012, University of Memphis Libraries Special Collections, Memphis, Tennessee
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000002026|