Placard from sanitation worker's strike in Memphis, Tennessee, 1968 (poster)

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The phrase “I am a man” was used by Memphis sanitation workers and their supporters during their famous strike led by Martin Luther King, Jr. in April 1968. The phrase echoes a nineteenth-century abolitionist poster, which asked, “Am I not a Man and a Brother?” Most of the sanitation workers/strikers involved were African Americans who demanded suitable compensation and union recognition. Printed in large red letters by Emerson Graphics. GLC05954

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%