“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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Memphis, What’s Your Midtown?

The 240 and the parkways. East Parkway, Lamar, Bellevue, Jackson. The 240-Vollintine-Hollywood-Southern. Defining Midtown’s geographic borders can be grounds for arguments that never end. No…

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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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