‘ANARCHY IN MEMPHIS’ Looking Back At The Infamous 1978 Fire (and Police) Department Strikes

1978. Forty-one years ago this summer the Memphis Fire Department Strike left over 200 structures in ruins. To hear witnesses, journalists and historians recall it,…

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“CITY’S GARBAGE COLLECTORS STRIKE”

March to Mace: The Sanitation Strike before Martin Luther King Jr.’s invitation to Memphis, and a look at Memphis newspaper coverage of the first few weeks…

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“Garbage Truck Kills 2 Crewmen”

February 2, 1968 “Packing Unit Is Apparently Activated By Accident, Crushes Employees” The Commercial Appeal reporter Joseph Thompson’s stark headline made the front page that…

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