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Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike (1968)

The night before his assassination in April 1968, Martin Luther King told a group of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee: “We’ve got to give ourselves to this struggle until the end. Nothing would be more tragic than to stop at this point in Memphis. We’ve got to see it through” (King, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”). King believed the struggle in Memphis exposed the need for economic equality and social justice that he hoped his Poor People’s Campaign would highlight nationally.

1968 AFSCME Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike Chronology:
http://www.afscme.org/union/history/mlk/1968-afscme-memphis-sanitation-workers-strike-chronology

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