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Published April 03, 2013, 12:00 AM

Sanitation Workers


In this March 29, 1968 file photo, Striking sanitation workers and their supporters are flanked by bayonet-wielding National Guard troops and armored vehicles during a march on City Hall in Memphis, Tenn., one day after a similar march erupted in violence, leaving one person dead and several injured. Forty-five years after Martin Luther King Jr. was killed supporting a historic sanitation workers strike in Memphis, the city’s garbage and trash collectors are fighting to hold on to jobs that some city leaders want to hand over to a private company. (AP Photo/Charlie Kelly, File)
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