Civil Rights Movement Photographs
Poor Peoples Campaign & I Am a Man

Garbage Workers Strike, Memphis TN, 1968


Union Meeting

 

Striking workers picketing on Beale Street.


 


Community Mass Meeting Supporting the Strike

 

Mass March in Support of Strike

 

Poor Peoples' Campaign, Mississippi to Washington DC, 1968

 

 

Mule train from Marks Mississippi to Atlanta Georgia.


 

Martin Luther King's Last Testimony

"Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. And I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord."

 — The final words from Martin Luther King's last speech, given in Memphis Tennessee the night before he was assasinated on April 4, 1968


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