Group 5 the Hospital Strike of 1969

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Group 5 the Hospital Strike of 1969

  1. 1. The Hospital Strike of 1969 Charleston, SC Group 5: Nicole Wilborn Ashley Newton Carrie Chinners Mary Jo Austin Nivia Collins Jamie Parker
  2. 2. “ I am Somebody”
  3. 3. <ul><li>*South Carolina Population- 32% black </li></ul><ul><li>*No black legislators since Reconstruction ended </li></ul><ul><li>*Tourism- booming for whites-expansion of ports, defense spending </li></ul>Background
  4. 4. <ul><li>No black physicians or medical field students </li></ul><ul><li>All low paid nurse aids were black (1968-1969) </li></ul><ul><li>Still had segregation/discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>EX: Black fathers were not allowed in delivery rooms. </li></ul>Background
  5. 5. <ul><li>Black workers formed a core of new low wage sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of people moved to the city to find work once they left the plantation </li></ul>Background
  6. 7. Trouble Begins <ul><li>Conflict between head nurses and the aides </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly meetings began (Moultrie and Saunders) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Firing of the Five </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Salary </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Trouble Continues… <ul><li>Meeting with Dr. William McCord </li></ul><ul><li>Strike begins </li></ul>
  8. 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
  9. 11. Gov. Robert McNair calls in The National Guard
  10. 12. Strikers where arrested & beaten!
  11. 13. The Strike Comes to an End <ul><li>June 27 th negotiations at Charleston Medical College </li></ul><ul><li>$1.60 per hour </li></ul><ul><li>No Contract </li></ul>
  12. 14. Sources <ul><li>Upheavel in the Quiet Zone : A History of Hospital Workers’ Unioin, Local 1199 by: Leon Fink and Brian Greenberg </li></ul><ul><li>“ Our Strike for Union Human Rights” May-1969 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Rallies in the Church, Prayer in the Street” May-1969 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Charleston is an Armed Cam” May-1969 </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Strike is People” May-1969 </li></ul><ul><li>“ To be Jailed is an Honor” May-1969 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Charleston Strike Won” July 1969 </li></ul><ul><li>The Avery Review of African American History and Culture Spring 2000 by J. Todd Moye </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures from The Collection of Mary Moultrie </li></ul><ul><li>www.youtube.com : I am Somebody </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/148029/january-22-2008/it-s-all-about-stephen </li></ul><ul><li>http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/sohp&CISOSORT=title%7Cr&CISOSTART=1,41 </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>http://silenced-gun.blogspot.com/2008/03/i-am-somebody.html </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.1199seiu.org/media/news.cfm?nid=980 </li></ul>

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