The 1969 Oklahoma City Garbage Strike

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Article covers the Oklahoma City worker's strike in 1969 when sanitation workers, mostly African Americans, went on strike for higher wages and better working conditions. The article expounds on the reasons for the strike, the attention it received locally and nationally from African American politicians and organizations, and the results of the resolve of the strikers and their supporters.

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30 p. : ill.

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Lowitt, Richard, 1922-2018 Winter 2010.

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Article covers the Oklahoma City worker's strike in 1969 when sanitation workers, mostly African Americans, went on strike for higher wages and better working conditions. The article expounds on the reasons for the strike, the attention it received locally and nationally from African American politicians and organizations, and the results of the resolve of the strikers and their supporters.

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30 p. : ill.

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Abstract: What appeared to the Oklahoma City authorities as a city worker's strike quickly became a hotbed of racial tension in 1969 when the sanitation workers, most African Americans, went on strike for higher wages and better working conditions. Richard Lowitt expounds on the reasons for the strike, the attention it received locally and nationally from African American politicians and organizations, and the results of the resolve of the strikers and their supporters.

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  • Chronicles of Oklahoma, 88(4), Oklahoma Historical Society, 2010, pp. 462-491

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  • Publication Title: Chronicles of Oklahoma
  • Volume: 88
  • Issue: 4
  • Page Start: 462
  • Page End: 491

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Quarterly publication containing articles, book reviews, photographs, illustrations, and other works documenting Oklahoma history and preservation. Index to volume 88 starts on page 513.

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Lowitt, Richard, 1922-2018. The 1969 Oklahoma City Garbage Strike, article, Winter 2010; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc2006519/: accessed February 5, 2023), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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