Moment of Silence to fight for racial and economic justice!
Join the National Moment of Silence and remember Echol Cole and Robert Walker. In Philadelphia, the moment of silence will take place at City Hall on February 1st at 12:30pm.
On February 1, 1968, Memphis sanitation workers Echol Cole and Robert Walker huddled in the back of their truck to seek shelter from a storm. Suddenly, the truck’s compactor malfunctioned, trapping Cole and Walker and crushing them to death.
The tragedy triggered the strike of the city’s 1,300 sanitation workers. They had warned the city about dangerous equipment but were ignored. They were fed up with poverty wages and racial discrimination. They walked off the job and marched under the banner: I AM A MAN. On February 1, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the accident that killed Cole and Walker, we will observe a moment of silence to honor their memory and sacrifice, as we pick up the mantle from the 1968 strikers in the ongoing fight for racial and economic justice.
Commit to Participating: https://iam2018.org/join-moment-of-silence/
Paid for by For Our Future (forourfuturepac.org). Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.