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The Sanitation Workers Strike Tested MLK’s Non-Violence Principles

the Sanitation Workers Strike Memphis Tennessee

The Sanitation Workers Strike Memphis 1968 The ‘Memphis Sanitation Strike‘ began on February 11, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Citing years of poor treatment, discrimination, dangerous working conditions, and the horrifying recent deaths of Echol Cole and Robert Walker, some 1300 black sanitation workers walked off the job in protest. They also sought to join the American Federation of State, County, ... Read More »

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