I Am A Man - Then, and Now

April 5, 2013 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

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Demonstrators holds a sign and chant slogans outside of a Wendy's fast food restaurant, Thursday, April 4, 2013 in New York. New York City fast food workers plan a second job action day to press for higher wages.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

It's been 45 years since the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated during a sanitation strike in Memphis. Workers are still carrying on the civil rights leader's great struggle for economic justice today at waste facilities and fast food restaurants.

"Several pickets wore signs that said "I am a man" or "I am a woman," echoing placards carried in Memphis in 1968."

Sanitation Workers assemble in front of Clayborn Temple for a solidarity march, Memphis, TN, March 28, 1968
Ernest Withers
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