Madeline Anderson

  • Madeline Anderson – I Am Somebody (1970)

    1961-1970DocumentaryMadeline AndersonShort FilmThe Female GazeUSA

    In 1969, 400 poorly paid black women — hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina — went on strike to demand union recognition and a wage increase, only to find themselves in a confrontation with the National Guard and the state government.

    Supported by such notables as Andrew Young, Charles Abernathy, and Coretta Scott King, the women nonetheless conducted a strike under the guidance of District 1199, the New York based union, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.Read More »

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