Newspapers: Hurt Pride in Memphis

The rancorous Memphis garbage strike that led to the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. ended last week, but all was not peaceful. Negroes started picketing the two daily newspapers, the Commercial Appeal and the Press-Scimitar, in protest against their coverage of the strike. Handbills were distributed listing grievances against the papers. A boycott was mounted to prevent Negroes from buying the papers T placing ads in them. "They are racist papers," complained the strike's leader, the Rev. James Lawson. "They have attacked and vilified Martin Luther King. They have to share responsibility for his death."

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