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…Read More From the Archives: Coverage of the 1968 Sanitation Workers’ Strike in the White Press
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Memphis, What’s Your Midtown?
A debate as old as the area itself, defining its geographic borders remains as elusive as ever (Originally written in the fall of 2018; updated…Read More Memphis, What’s Your Midtown?
“Garbage Truck Kills 2 Crewmen” Starts the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike
“Packing Unit Is Apparently Activated By Accident, Crushes Employees” February 2, 1968 The Commercial Appeal reporter Joseph Thompson’s stark headline made the front page that…Read More “Garbage Truck Kills 2 Crewmen” Starts the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike