The Largest Reenactment of the Iconic "I AM A MAN" Photograph
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The Largest Reenactment of the Iconic "I AM A MAN" Photograph

04/04/2018, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

333 Beale Street Memphis, TN 38103 map

Sheri Neely


Withers Collection Museum and Gallery( )


Withers Collection Museum and Gallery will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1968 Sanitation Workers who participated in the march with a photo reenactment of the iconic “I AM A MAN” photo from the 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike.  The line-up for the photo shoot will start at Fourth and Beale which is approximately 20 feet from Withers Collection Museum and Gallery, the last photography studio of the late internationally renowned photojournalist Dr. Ernest C. Withers, Sr. The event will start at 8 a.m. and will feed into AFSCME’s march to Mason Temple. 

The photo will be taken from a helicopter, overlooking historic Beale Street, by the granddaughter of Dr. Withers, Mrs. Eboni Bullard.  This reenactment and prestigious photo will be displayed at the Withers Collection Museum and Gallery. The photo will also be displayed at the end of “’68 I AM A MAN,” a feature film executive produced by Southern Tales Entertainment.