today in black history

June 17, 2018

Composer and educator James Weldon Johnson, who wrote "Lift Every Voice and Sing," was born in 1871 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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POSTED: January 15, 2011, 12:00 am

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On the national holiday celebrating the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr. we present this documentary produced by the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). It recounts the story of the Memphis sanitation workers strike, detailing the city's resistance to the workers joining a union and the involvement of Dr King, Jr. in what would be his final cause.






Source: AFSCME
 

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