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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Sanitation workers who led a strike that brought Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968 have helped break ground on a memorial plaza honoring their struggle and the civil rights leader's legacy. The sanitation workers, some of whom still work for Memphis' Public Works department, used shovels to toss dirt into a pile at a ceremony Monday introducing the design for the I Am a Man Plaza at the historic Clayborn Temple.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State officials are planning a groundbreaking ceremony for the new state Library and Archives building. According to a news release from the Tennessee secretary of state, the event will take place Monday afternoon at the future site of the facility in Nashville.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee researcher is hoping visitors to a park will help her gather data for what she calls a "citizen science project." East Tennessee State University researcher Ingrid Luffman wants people who are walking through Johnson City's Founders Park to stop at the bridge across Brush Creek, read the water level on a staff gauge and text the findings to her.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee woman's video of her son recounting being bullied at middle school has prompted a wave of support from athletes and entertainers. In the video, Keaton Jones said other students call him ugly, make fun of his nose and tell him he has no friends. Among those showing support on Twitter were the Tennessee Titans' Delanie Walker, singer Kelsea Ballerini and retired race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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