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Martin Luther King Jr. on the picket line for Scripto Strike, January 15, 1965

1965-01-1520.5 x 25.5 cmPhotograph, documentarymonochromeJump to full detailsRequest from Special Collections

Summary:This is a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marching in Atlanta, Georgia's Scripto Corporation manufacturing plant strike. Scripto was one of the United States' most popular pen and pencil manufacturers. In November 1964, Scripto workers left site demanding more equitable pay for skilled and non-skilled workers. The strike ended in January 1965. MLK Jr. and the other strikers are carrying signs that say "Scripto. Inc. Employees ON STRIKE for a living wage Local 754 Int. Chemical Workers Union".
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Georgia
Place of origin – Settlement:Atlanta
Temporal subject: 1961-1970
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Georgia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Atlanta
Topical subjects:Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement
Civil rights movements
Labor movement
Protest posters
ArchivesUM location:AFL-CIO Photographic Prints
  • series Series 2: Portrait Files
  • box Box 12
  • folder Folder 55: King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Civil Rights, Civic Engagement
Copyright holder:unknown
Collection:Labor in America Collection
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