All Labor Has Dignity

On February 1 1968, two Memphis sanitation workers were crushed to death by a malfunctioning sanitation truck. Frustrated by the city's longstanding pattern of abuse and neglect of its Black workers, 1300 Memphis sanitation workers went on strike on February 12 1968. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had just launched the Poor People's Campaign for economic justice and he was traveling the country rousing support for the campaign. When called upon by leaders of the sanitation workers to support their strike, he answered the call. On March 18 1968, Dr. King came to Memphis and spoke to a crowd of 25.000 packed into Bishop Charles Mason Temple of the Church of God in Christ. It


Welcome to the website of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Branch of the NAACP!  The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.


PO Box 1236 

Carrboro, NC 27510

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