In 1968, sanitation workers in Memphis took a stand against degrading and deadly working conditions. They declared a strike that would lead to a movement that would shake the nation. The I AM STORY podcast tells the story of the sanitation workers who dared to declare: I AM A MAN.
In 1968, sanitation workers in Memphis took a stand against degrading and deadly working conditions.
They declared a strike that would lead to a movement that would shake the nation.
The I AM STORY podcast tells the story of the sanitation workers who dared to declare: I AM A MAN.
Learn more at http://www.IAMSTORY.com
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