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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. Visitors can find video clips, a chronology of the 1968 strike, and a transcript of King's famous speech.
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February 15th, 2008
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February 15th, 2008 at 8:05am
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February 18th, 2008 at 2:55pm
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