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

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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

• Material: Enamel
• Dimensions: height 3.14″ (8 cm), diameter 3.54″(9 cm)
• White coating with a silver rim
• Hand-wash only
• Blank product sourced from China

Attention! Don't heat liquids or food directly in the mug—it can damage the coating.