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I Am a Man sanitation workers strike, Memphis, TN, 1968

Withers was born in 1922.

His work has been archived by the Library of Congress

and is slated to enter the permanent collection

of the Smithsonian Institutionís

National Museum of African American History and Culture,

in Washington, DC

 

Photograph:

The Ernest C Withers Family Trust;

courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

 

Rockíníroll and the civil rights struggle:

African American life in the south Ė in pictures

Ernest C Withersí photographs take viewers to the record stores,

picket lines and proms of the American south

during the 1940s, 50s and 60s

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Wed 9 Jun 2021    07.00 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2021/jun/09/
ernest-c-withers-civil-rights-struggle-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tennessee National Guard fixed bayonets

on a march by Memphis sanitation workers and supporters.

1968.

 

Photograph:

Bettmann Collection/Getty Images

 

A Look at the Heart-Wrenching Moments From Equal Rights Battles

By Evelyn Nieves        NYT        Dec. 14, 2017

https://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2017/12/14/
a-look-at-the-heart-wrenching-moments-from-equal-rights-battles/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,300 black men

from the Memphis Department of Public Works

went on strike after a malfunctioning truck

crushed two garbage collectors to death.

https://www.npr.org/2018/01/15/
578176756/honoring-memphis-sanitation-workers-who-went-on-strike-in-1968

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2021/jun/09/
ernest-c-withers-civil-rights-struggle-in-pictures

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/01/15/
578176756/honoring-memphis-sanitation-workers-who-went-on-strike-in-1968

 

 

 

 

https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/first/p/posner-dream.html - 1998

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1968/04/17/
archives/sanitation-strike-in-memphis-ends-employes-win-recognition-of-union.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1968/03/18/
archives/memphis-is-beset-by-racial-tension-garbage-strike-has-become-a.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1968/02/25/
archives/leaders-of-strike-curbed-in-memphis.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1968/02/17/
archives/naacp-assails-memphis-on-strike.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1968/02/13/
archives/a-garbage-strike-plagues-memphis.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anglonautes > Arts > Photography > Photographers > 20th century > USA

 

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Doy Gorton

 

 

Danny Lyon

 

 

Matt Herron    1931-2020

 

 

Don Hogan Charles (born Daniel James Charles)    USA    1938-2017

 

 

Ernest C. Withers    1922-2007

 

 

Leonard Freed    1929-2006

 

 

Gordon Parks    1912-2006

 

 

James "Spider" Martin    1939-2003

 

 

Grey Villet    1927-2000

 

 

Ed Clark    1911-2000

 

 

Robert W. Kelley    1920-1991

 

 

 

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