MagazineApr 5, 2018
A half century ago, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Memphis to march in support of the city's striking sanitation workers. It was the last trip the Baptist minister turned civil rights leader would make in the name of social justice.
Tami Sawyer, a Black Lives Matter organizer in Memphis who is joining a wave of women across the country running for office as she attempts to win a city council seat, meets potential voters at a barroom event called Nerdnite where she talked about her experience removing a statue to KKK founder Nathan Bedford Forrest, in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. March 29, 2018. Picture taken March 29, 2018. JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS