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A half-century ago, in St. Petersburg, were you there?

About 300 people march to St. Petersburg City Hall to protest the firing of 211 sanitation workers in the summer of 1968. [ Times file ]
About 300 people march to St. Petersburg City Hall to protest the firing of 211 sanitation workers in the summer of 1968. [ Times file ]
Published Mar. 19, 2018

Fifty years ago, the men pictured above were part of a protest that began as a sanitation workers' strike. It was a flashpoint in St. Petersburg's history of race relations.

We'd like to find some of these men - and others involved in the strike - to talk about what happened then and how it shaped the world we live in now.

If you'd like to share your story, please email bhosey@tampabay.com or mcarrillo@tampabay.com.