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Surviving Memphis sanitation workers from 1968 strike awarded $70k grants

In the spring of 1968, black sanitation workers in Memphis went on strike demanding higher wages and better working conditions. Nearly 50 years later, two dozen surviving strikers are being awarded sizeable grants by the city’s mayor. NBC’s Harry Smith has this week’s Sunday Closer.

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Surviving Memphis sanitation workers from 1968 strike awarded $70k grants

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