From MLK, a dream that cannot die
“I Am a Man” read the sandwich board posters worn by public sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn. Their strike in 1968 came at a time when African-American men were still called “boy” to their faces. Their fight for dignity, fair wages and the hope of a better future for their families drew the support of Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated in that city 43 years ago.
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