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Clayborn Temple and the Memphis Sanitation Strike

Photo © 2016 David Bulit, Clayborn Temple - Memphis, Tennessee

Clayborn Temple is a historic church with national significance due to its role in the events of the Sanitation Workers’ Strike of 1968. The church started in 1888, the congregation of Second Presbyterian Church, decided to purchase a lot on the corner of Pontotoc and Hernando for the construction of their new building. Ground was