The Origins of "I Am A Man"
In 1968, the striking sanitation workers of Memphis carried signs declaring I AM A MAN. This statement answered a question asked by abolitionists and supporters of Civil Rights since the late 18th century.
The Civil Rights Digital Library on the Memphis Sanitation Strike of 1968
Soujourner Truth, “Ain’t I a Woman?” December 1851
Reverend Henry McNeal Turner, “I Claim the Rights of a Man,” September 1868
Anti-Slavery Medallion by Josiah Wedgwood
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)
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