Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for March 22nd:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Community on the Move for Equality invite you to March for Justice and Jobs


[Defendants'] Exhibit 1 City of Memphis v. Martin Luther King, Jr., [et al.] 1968

[Defendants'] Exhibit 1, City of Memphis v. Martin Luther King, Jr., [et al.], 1968; Records of the United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee, Western (Memphis) Division, Record Group 21; National Archives and Records Administration

In his final campaign before his death, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. lent his support to a strike by sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. This flyer was distributed to sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, asking them to "March for Justice and Jobs" on March 22, 1968. Included are directions for the route to be followed and instructions to the marchers to use "soul-force which is peaceful, loving, courageous, yet militant."
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