I Am A Man Ernest C. Withers 22×28″ offset poster ~ Gallery
The night before his assassination on April 16, 1968, Martin Luther King told a group of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee: “We’ve got to give ourselves to this struggle until the end. Nothing would be more tragic than to stop at this point in Memphis. We’ve got to see it through” (King, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” 217). King believed the struggle in Memphis exposed the need for economic equality and social justice that he hoped his Poor People’s Campaign would highlight nationally.
I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tennessee
… rights movement are those from the Spring of 1968 as Black sanitation workers went on strike in Memphis, Tennessee holding signs that read “I am a Man …
Civil Rights … god and nature NOT the government?