This poster commemorates the Memphis sanitation workers strike of 1968.  A garbage truck crushed two black workmen to death by accident, after local businesses refused to let them take shelter from heavy rain. Strikers’ signs reading “I AM A Man” became iconic.

Martin Luther King, Jr. came to Memphis in support, and he was assassinated soon after speaking to the striking workers.

Click on the image to enlarge and read the MLK quote on top.



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Digital (Union Printed at RLM World Headquarters)

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SKU p940
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