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We Wanted to Be Treated as Men

Elmore Nickleberry and Taylor Rogers, two former sanitation workers from Memphis, share their memories of the events leading up to the 1968 sanitation strike, as well as their participation in the strike itself.
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  • Democracy & Civic Engagement

We Wanted to Be Treated as Men

We Wanted to Be Treated as Men

Elmore Nickleberry and Taylor Rogers, two former sanitation workers from Memphis, share their memories of the events leading up to the 1968 sanitation strike, as well as their participation in the strike itself.

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