"The Root" to Share Stories from the Sanitation Workers' Strike

February 1, 2018

This year The Root, in collaboration with Striking Voices (a multimedia journalism project centered around in-depth video interviews with Memphis sanitation workers), is sharing an 11-part series called "1,300 Men: Memphis Strike '68" to explore the complex history of the 1968 Sanitation Workers' Strike in Memphis, Tennessee. The series will features videos and text that tell the story of the brave men and women who fought for two months against inhumane working conditions in Memphis. Watch the full series here.

"I Am A Man" March 1968 in Memphis Tennessee

photo by: Ernest C. Withers Trust/Withers Family Trust

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