A. Schwab's storefront after the March 28, 1968 Dr. King march

Title

A. Schwab's storefront after the March 28, 1968 Dr. King march

Subject

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

Description

Image of the A. Schwab storefront at 163 Beale St. after the march that turned into a riot, March 28, 1968. The march was organized by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and was intended to be a peaceful, non violent event and devolved when marchers reached Beale St. where windows became broken and looting began.
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

Date

1968-03-28

Format

JPEG

Type

Image

Identifier

sc.0475.66303_01.00016

Coverage

Memphis (Tenn.)

Files

sc.0475.66303_01.00016.jpg

Citation

“A. Schwab's storefront after the March 28, 1968 Dr. King march,” A. Schwab Digital Archive, accessed April 13, 2024, https://aschwab.omeka.net/items/show/65.

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