Apr 14, 2023 | News Story

AFSCME Commemorates Anniversary of 1968 Sanitation Strike with New Podcast

April 4 was the 55th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was assassinated while in Memphis to support sanitation workers who were represented by the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1733 during their important “I AM A MAN” strike.

To honor Rev. King’s sacrifice and the strike’s legacy, AFSCME has released a special podcast about the events that transpired in Memphis in 1968. The I AM Story podcast features new interviews with strikers involved in the struggle, including Rev. James Lawson, Martin Luther King III and many others.

The podcast is available in both audio and video formats.