A sanitation worker’s struggle still inspires his son

By , Guest Columnist Published: April 04, 2019 5:32 PM CT
<strong>Johnnie Mosley visited the I Am A Man Plaza at Clayborn Temple. The site was dedicated on April 5, 2018, a day after the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.</strong> (Photo courtesy of Johnnie Mosley)

Johnnie Mosley visited the I Am A Man Plaza at Clayborn Temple. The site was dedicated on April 5, 2018, a day after the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo courtesy of Johnnie Mosley)

Guest Columnist

Johnnie Mosley

Johnnie Mosley is a native Memphian and founder of Citizens For Better Service. He is the son of John C. White, a Memphis sanitation worker for five decades.

In a 1973 interview with Ebony magazine, Memphis sanitation worker John C. White said Dr. Martin Luther King's sacrifice stayed with him: “I've had a better life.”

Topics

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sanitation Strike

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