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USA: Activists follow MLK's footsteps in Memphis for $15 minimum wage02:42

USA: Activists follow MLK's footsteps in Memphis for $15 minimum wage

United States, Memphis
February 13, 2018 at 05:01 GMT -00:00 · Published

Activists from the group 'Fight for 15' marched to the Memphis City Hall on Monday, demanding a minimum wage hike as they followed the footsteps of the Memphis sanitation strike which took place 50 years ago.More than 500 people, including workers who make less than $15 (€12) per hour, marched from Clayborn Temple to the City Hall, chanting slogans and holding "I am a Man" and "I am a Woman" signs, resembling those carried during the Memphis sanitation strike. Johnnie Mosley, whose father was one of the original strikers attended the rally and said: "It was about them being treated as men, contrary to the conversation it was more about being treated with a sense of human dignity and respect." The Memphis sanitation strike of February 1968 took place during the civil rights era, with sanitation workers in Memphis demanding economic justice. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took part in the original rally, which occurred just two months prior to his assassination in Memphis on April 4th 1968.

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Activists from the group 'Fight for 15' marched to the Memphis City Hall on Monday, demanding a minimum wage hike as they followed the footsteps of the Memphis sanitation strike which took place 50 years ago.More than 500 people, including workers who make less than $15 (€12) per hour, marched from Clayborn Temple to the City Hall, chanting slogans and holding "I am a Man" and "I am a Woman" signs, resembling those carried during the Memphis sanitation strike. Johnnie Mosley, whose father was one of the original strikers attended the rally and said: "It was about them being treated as men, contrary to the conversation it was more about being treated with a sense of human dignity and respect." The Memphis sanitation strike of February 1968 took place during the civil rights era, with sanitation workers in Memphis demanding economic justice. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took part in the original rally, which occurred just two months prior to his assassination in Memphis on April 4th 1968.

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