This Soulorama I Am A Man T-Shirt is an exclusive design, inspired by Ernest Withers' photographs of the 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike in Memphis, Tennessee. Ernest Withers was an African-American photojournalist who, during the 1950s and 1960s, produced some of the most iconic images of the Civil Rights Movement.
In February of 1968, more than 1300 sanitation workers, nearly all of them African- American, went on strike, demanding the right to organize a union, earn a living wage, and receive the respect and dignity all men and women deserve. During the strike, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. traveled to Memphis to support the workers. It was during this trip that Dr. King was assassinated while standing on his Memphis hotel balcony.
Soulorama's aim is to provoke thought and curiosity in order to promote positive change. I Am A Man is a powerful statement, as relevant today as it was in 1968. This Soulorama T-shirt honors the every-day heroes who stood up for their rights and paved the way for future generations like ours. Wear it with pride.
- Available in White, Sizes M-XL
- 100% Ring Spun Cotton