Daily Archive: April 3, 2013

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National

‘I Am A Man’…Decades after MLK death, Memphis jobs in spotlight

FIGHTING AGAIN–Alvin Turner, the Rev. Leslie Moore, Elmore Nickleberry and Baxter Leach, from left, pose for a photo at the headquarters of Local 1733 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees on March 14, in Memphis, Tenn. The men participated in a sanitation workers strike in 1968 that drew the support of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated in Memphis on April 4 of that year. The poster includes the strike’s rallying cry, “I am a man.” (AP Photos/Adrian Sainz) by Adian Sainz Associated Press Writer MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Decades after Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death here, some of the striking sanitation workers who marched with him are again fighting for their jobs.