"Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968"

This historical fiction picture book presents the story of nine-year-old Lorraine Jackson, who in 1968 witnessed the Memphis sanitation strike—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final stand for justice before his assassination—when her father, a sanitation worker, participated in the protest.

Read by Sabrina Sloan, who plays Angelica Schuyler in the North American Tour of Hamilton

Published by Boyds Mills & Kane

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