Turning the Memphis Sanitation Strike into Art

Originally published in The Baltimore Afro, by J. K. Schmid, on April 25, 2018

Angela Wilson, playwright and founder and president of the AngelWing Project, wrote and directed a play about the 1968 Memphis sanitation worker’s strike that will debut this weekend in Anne Arundel County.

“Tears of the Soul” tells the story of a Black family in 1968’s Memphis, during the two months and four days sanitation workers strike.


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