Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike of 1968: A Strategy of Nonviolent Resistance
Join us for a lunchtime talk on the Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike of 1968.
In 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, the Labor Movement and the Civil Rights Movement came together in a monumental struggle for human and public employee rights. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. championed the cause of these 1300 sanitation workers who went on strike demanding their basic rights to organise a union, to gain a living wage, and to receive the respect and dignity due all working men and women.
PhD student Sharon J. Reives joins us for a lunchtime talk on the Memphis Sanitation Workers and Dr. King’s Poor People’s Campaign. Reives’ is a theatre maker who addresses social justice through her work and she is currently researching theatre and performance at Anglia Ruskin University.