Atlanta Garbage Strike, City Hall, Atlanta, Georgia
from Georgia State University Library
Again, a picture from 1970 when Atlanta sanitation workers staged a major strike. Many more photos from series available in the collections of the GSU Library (search for “city hall” and “strike” or “coffin, tom” and that should locate them.)
Sanitation workers strike supporters on steps of Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta, Georgia, March 31, 1970. Photograph is part of a series labeled “Strike.”
Many protesters are seated; they carry printed signs that reads, “City employees. AFSCME AFL-CIO Local 1644 on strike for justice-dignity.” Negative is over-exposed in parts.