Monday, May 2, 2016
Tragic Accident Sparks The Sanitation Strike, Memphis, TN
Historical Marker Dedication - The Tennessee Historical Commission approved a historical marker to commemorate the event of the two Memphis sanitation workers (Echol Cole and Robert Walker) that were killed in a truck-equipment failure accident on the job on February 1, 1968. This event began the conversation that led to the Sanitation Workers’ Strike. The marker is the work of Pink Palace Museum staffers Caroline Mitchell Carrico, exhibit project coordinator, and Steve Masler, manager of exhibits. The dedication of this marker will be Saturday February 1 at 10:30 am at the corner of Colonial Road and Sea Isle in Memphis. All are invited.