A. Schwab's after Dr. King March

Title

A. Schwab's after Dr. King March

Subject

Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968
Beale Street (Memphis, Tenn.)

Description

Image of people standing outside of A. Schwab's Dry Goods store after a riot erupted during a Sanitation Workers' strike march that was lead by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., March 28, 1968. The march was intended to be a peaceful, non violent event and devolved when marchers reached Beale St. where windows became broken and looting began. Protest placards that read, "I AM A MAN" and "We Are Together" can be see laying on the sidewalk and street.
The Sanitation Workers' Strike of 1968 was the beginning of the Poor People's Movement and brought Dr. King to Memphis to advocate on behalf of Memphis Sanitation workers seeking better working conditions, union recognition, dues check off, and equal treatment in the work place.
Source: MSS 475 The Memphis Press Scimitar Morgue File Collection, Special Collections Department, University Libraries, University of Memphis

Source

Special Collections Department, University Libraries, University of Memphis

Rights

Copyright 2018 Special Collections Department, University Libraries, University of Memphis

Format

JPEG

Type

Image

Identifier

ps.900012.046_03.00014

Coverage

Memphis (Tenn.)

Files

ps90012.046_03.0014_03.jpg

Citation

“A. Schwab's after Dr. King March,” A. Schwab Digital Archive, accessed April 13, 2024, https://aschwab.omeka.net/items/show/62.

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