April 4th – Iconic I AM A MAN Photo Re-enactmentApril 4, 2018, 8:00 am
Withers Collection Museum and Gallery will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1968 Sanitation Workers with a photo reenactment of the iconic “I AM A MAN” photo from the 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike where the men held signs expressing their dignity. Line-up for the photo shoot will start at Fourth and Beale on April 4 which is approximately 20 feet from Withers Collection Museum and Gallery, the last photography studio of the late internationally renowned photojournalist Dr. Ernest C. Withers, Sr. The photo shoot line-up will begin at 6 a.m. and the shoot will start at 8 a.m. The reenactment of the march will merge into Memphis AFSCME Local 1733’s march to Mason Temple Church of God in Christ which is where Dr. King gave his final speech.