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書名 At the river I stand [videorecording] / a production of Memphis State University, Department of Theatre and Communication Arts
出版項 [San Francisco, Calif.] : California Newsreel, c1993
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 人文社會聯圖視聽資料室  DO HD5325.S2572 A77 1993    館內使用    30610490000528
說明 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
附註 Directors, David Appleby, Allison Graham, Steven John Ross ; original music, Mark Blumberg
Narrator, Paul Winfield
Documentary about the Memphis sanitation strike of 1968. Although usually remembered as the event which culminated in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the strike is also significant in itself as a watershed event in the civil rights movement. It was in Memphis that King attempted to merge civil rights issues with a broader concern for economic rights. This is a story of opposing forces in American history: organized labor versus municipal authorities; civil disobedience versus civil law; poverty versus privilege; black versus white. It is also a story of individual sacrifice and bravery on the part of the 1300 sanitation workers who stepped off their jobs and into history. Using archival footage and present day interviews, the film tells the story of the Memphis movement from the initial strike to its tragic consequences. The film includes footage of: strike protests and violence; economic conditions of Memphis blacks; and excerpts from speeches by Mayor Henry Loeb, P.J. Ciampa, Maxine Smith, Rev. James Lawson, Jerry Wurf, T.O. Jones, Rev. Ralph Jackson, Bayard Rustin, Sen. Robert Byrd, Walter Reuthers, President Johnson, and King's Mountaintop speech
主題 Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968
Strikes and lockouts -- Sanitation -- Tennessee -- Memphis
Civil rights demonstrations -- Tennessee -- Memphis
Memphis (Tenn.) -- Officials and employees
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Assassination
Alt Author Appleby, David, 1948-
Graham, Allison
Ross, Steven John
Winfield, Paul
Memphis State University. Dept. of Theatre and Communication Arts
California Newsreel (Firm)
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