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protesters on Beale Street

Photograph by Julia Baker for the Memphis Flyer

Block the Bridge

The cover of the July 14, 2016 issue of the Memphis Flyer shows a young African American woman held above a crowd of African American protesters holding a sign that reads, "If I comply, will I still die?" The headline for the cover is "Woke."

On July 10, 2016, hundreds of Memphis protestors blocked the I-40 bridge to raise awareness for black voices in Memphis. Iconic photos show Interim Police Director Mike Rallings walking arm in arm with protestors on the bridge. 


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