- 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike
- Picketing a Memphis Sanitation Department facility, 1968
- Memphis press scimitar
- Date of Original:
- Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968
Strikes and lockouts--Tennessee--Memphis
Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Memphis
Civil rights--African Americans--Tennessee--Memphis
Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Memphis
African American civil rights workers--Tennessee--Memphis
Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Memphis
African American youth--Tennessee--Memphis
Signs and signboards--Tennessee--Memphis
- United States, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, 35.14953, -90.04898
- black-and-white photographs
- 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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- Original Collection:
- 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike, PS 90012, University of Memphis Libraries Special Collections, Memphis, Tennessee
- Contributing Institution:
- University of Memphis. Libraries. Special Collections Department