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A 1960's documentary on a Memphis sanitation worker debuts

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OXFORD, MS (WLBT) - A documentary based on a Memphis sanitation worker in the 1960's debuted in Oxford this weekend.

 "I Am a Man" tells the story of Elmore Nickelberry and the sanitation workers that brought Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis in 1968.

The producers of the film said Nickelberry was an important part of history that is too often overlooked ,someone who did the right thing.

"Mr. Nickelberry is a guy who's still out working every day, he's somebody who, we can really touch living history," said

Nickelberry has worked for the city of Memphis for 56 years and still has no plans to retire. Meantime the documentary of his life is still making the film festival rounds. Last weekend the documentary took home four regional Emmy awards. And perhaps most rewarding, it's been accepted into the curriculum of Memphis schools.

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