"Astonished" clipping from the Commercial Appeal, March 30, 1968

Title

"Astonished" clipping from the Commercial Appeal, March 30, 1968

Subject

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

Description

Clipping from the front page of the Commercial Appeal dated March 30, 1968. Image of (L to R) Abram Schwab, Beverly Schwab, and Michelle Johnson standing outside of the Schwab Brothers store as armored tanks roll through Beale Street in downtown Memphis.
The tanks and National Guard were deployed after a riot broke out at a peaceful protest lead by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in support of striking sanitation employees. \
Source: MSS 486 Jerrold A. Moore Collection, Special Collections Department, University Libraries, University of Memphis

Creator

The Commercial Appeal

Source

Special Collections Department, University Libraries, University of Memphis

Date

1968-03-30

Rights

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

Identifier

sc.0486_02.0007

Coverage

Memphis (Tenn.)

Text

Astonished-- Fear showed in the eyes of workers at Schwab Brothers at 163 Beale at the sight of the armored equipment. They are (from left), Abram Schwab, Miss Beverly Schwab and Miss Michelle Johnson. They were cleaning the glass from broken windows. "Oh, my God," exclaimed Miss Johnson.

Original Format

Newspaper

Files

sc.0486_02.0007.jpg

Citation

The Commercial Appeal, “"Astonished" clipping from the Commercial Appeal, March 30, 1968,” A. Schwab Digital Archive, accessed April 13, 2024, https://aschwab.omeka.net/items/show/63.

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