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‘I AM A MAN’ Photo Reenactment to be Held in Memphis on April 4

I Am a Man
Striking members of Memphis Local 1733 hold signs that symbolized the sanitation workers’ campaign in 1968.

*Withers Collection Museum and Gallery will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1968 Sanitation Workers with a photo reenactment of the iconic “I AM A MAN” photo from the 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike where the men held signs expressing their dignity.

Line-up for the photo shoot will start at Fourth and Beale which is approximately 20 feet from Withers Collection Museum and Gallery, the last photography studio of the late internationally renowned photojournalist Dr. Ernest C. Withers, Sr. The photo shoot line up will start at 8 a.m. and will merge into Memphis AFSCME Local 1733’s march to Mason Temple Church of God in Christ.

“We could not let this year pass without commemorating it in a very special way for Dr. King and the 1968 Sanitation Workers while honoring my father’s legacy in an epic reenactment photo shoot,” said Withers Collection Museum and Gallery Executive Director Rosalind Withers.

This photo will be an aerial shot overlooking historic Beale Street taken by the granddaughter of Dr. Withers, Mrs. Eboni Bullard. The prestigious photo will be displayed at the Withers Collection Museum and Gallery. The photo will also be displayed at the end of ’68 I AM A MAN, a new feature film executive produced by Southern Tales Entertainment.

“This is going to be a time in history that can be looked back on years from now and you will be able to say ‘I was there,’” said Christopher Gray, president of Southern Tales Entertainment, producer and writer of ’68 IAM A MAN.

This article continues at KingProgram.net.

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