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Group 5 the Hospital Strike of 1969
Group 5 the Hospital Strike of 1969
Group 5 the Hospital Strike of 1969
Group 5 the Hospital Strike of 1969
Group 5 the Hospital Strike of 1969
Group 5 the Hospital Strike of 1969
Group 5 the Hospital Strike of 1969
Group 5 the Hospital Strike of 1969
Group 5 the Hospital Strike of 1969
Group 5 the Hospital Strike of 1969
Group 5 the Hospital Strike of 1969
Group 5 the Hospital Strike of 1969
Group 5 the Hospital Strike of 1969
Group 5 the Hospital Strike of 1969
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Group 5 the Hospital Strike of 1969

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  • 1. The Hospital Strike of 1969 Charleston, SC Group 5: Nicole Wilborn Ashley Newton Carrie Chinners Mary Jo Austin Nivia Collins Jamie Parker
  • 2. “ I am Somebody”
  • 3.
    • *South Carolina Population- 32% black
    • *No black legislators since Reconstruction ended
    • *Tourism- booming for whites-expansion of ports, defense spending
    Background
  • 4.
    • No black physicians or medical field students
    • All low paid nurse aids were black (1968-1969)
    • Still had segregation/discrimination
    • EX: Black fathers were not allowed in delivery rooms.
    Background
  • 5.
    • Black workers formed a core of new low wage sectors
    • Lots of people moved to the city to find work once they left the plantation
    Background
  • 6.  
  • 7. Trouble Begins
    • Conflict between head nurses and the aides
    • Weekly meetings began (Moultrie and Saunders)
        • Firing of the Five
        • Salary
  • 8. Trouble Continues…
    • Meeting with Dr. William McCord
    • Strike begins
  • 9.  
  • 10. Supporters of the Strike Civic Rights leaders came to support hospital workers such as: Coretta Scott King Andrew Young Rev. Ralph David Abernathy Rev. Jesse Jackson
  • 11. Gov. Robert McNair calls in The National Guard
  • 12. Strikers where arrested & beaten!
  • 13. The Strike Comes to an End
    • June 27 th negotiations at Charleston Medical College
    • $1.60 per hour
    • No Contract
  • 14. Sources
    • Upheavel in the Quiet Zone : A History of Hospital Workers’ Unioin, Local 1199 by: Leon Fink and Brian Greenberg
    • “ Our Strike for Union Human Rights” May-1969
    • “ Rallies in the Church, Prayer in the Street” May-1969
    • “ Charleston is an Armed Cam” May-1969
    • “ A Strike is People” May-1969
    • “ To be Jailed is an Honor” May-1969
    • “ Charleston Strike Won” July 1969
    • The Avery Review of African American History and Culture Spring 2000 by J. Todd Moye
    • Pictures from The Collection of Mary Moultrie
    • www.youtube.com : I am Somebody
    • http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/148029/january-22-2008/it-s-all-about-stephen
    • http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/sohp&CISOSORT=title%7Cr&CISOSTART=1,41
    • http://books.google.com/books?id=m3amSg2-3UoC&pg=PA104&lpg=PA104&dq=1969+hospital+workers+strike&source=bl&ots=CwtK2Juz7J&sig=IDlpUAlujZFq4AkHk_pWVftV86k&hl=en&ei=vmdNTf2FDdGtgQe1nbnlDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CCYQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=1969%20hospital%20workers%20strike&f=false
    • http://silenced-gun.blogspot.com/2008/03/i-am-somebody.html
    • http://books.google.com/books?id=3mdZ_--fhRkC&pg=PA67&lpg=PA67&dq=i+am+somebody+and+the+hospital+strike&source=bl&ots=3Pj4pfl5Jy&sig=Ra-7PNxOkhohBmx3WtyjhlzQm5Q&hl=en&ei=kG5NTf_0JsXDgQePn8Qk&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=i%20am%20somebody%20and%20the%20hospital%20strike&f=false
    • http://www.1199seiu.org/media/news.cfm?nid=980

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