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Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968


View Resource AFSCME, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike

In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis to support striking sanitation workers. On the evening of April 3, King delivered his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech to strikers and their supporters. The very next day, he was assassinated. This site takes visitors through the experiences of those who were there and also through the words of Dr. King during his time in Memphis....