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Labor and civil rights leaders holding hands on stage at “A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Memphis Sanitation Workers” April 7, 1973

1973-04-719.6 x 23 cmPhotograph, documentarycolorJump to full detailsRequest from Special Collections

Summary:This is a photo of labor and civil rights leaders holding hands on stage at “A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Memphis Sanitation Workers” on April 7, 1973. On April 7, 1968, MLK Jr. was murdered at the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike in Memphis, TN. Labor and civil rights leaders gathered in 1973 on this day to pay tribute to MLK Jr. for his service and ultimate death for equality and civil rights.
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Temporal subject: 1973-04-7
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Topical subjects:Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
labor
equality
leadership
ArchivesUM location:AFL-CIO Photographic Print collection
  • folder Folder 55: King, Martin Luther, Jr.
  • series Series 2: Portrait Files
  • box 12
  • accession 2014-001-RG96-001
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Civil Rights, Civic Engagement
Copyright holder:unknown
Collection:Digital Collections
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