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Title

Atlanta Garbage Strike, 1970. Strike march in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, March 28, 1970. Part of a series of photos labeled "Strike march."

Subject


Strikes and lockouts
Sanitation workers--Labor unions
Demonstrations
Picketing
Subject (names)
AFSCME. Local 1644 (Atlanta, Ga.)

Description

Most protesters carry printed signs that reads, "City employees. AFSCME AFL-CIO Local 1644 on strike for justice-dignity." In this photo, there are a number of hand-lettered signs, one reads "Sisters unite; begin to fight!" another reads "Massell -- we put you in -- and we'll take you out!!" and another reads "City of Atlanta on strike. Instead of money he sent bags. Try eating one." ("Massell" is Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell; and "bags" probably refers to garbage bags.) A woman in the crowd is holding a copy of the Great Speckled Bird.

Creator


Coffin, Tom

Publisher

Georgia State University Library

Date

1970-3-28

Rights


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Identifier

V003-700328-B14

Files

Citation

Coffin, Tom, “Atlanta Garbage Strike, 1970. Strike march in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, March 28, 1970. Part of a series of photos labeled "Strike march."
,” Georgia State University Library Exhibits, accessed December 8, 2021, https://exhibits.library.gsu.edu/current/items/show/3228.