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I Am Somebody (1970)

Not Rated | | Short, Documentary | 1970 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Madeline Anderson
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Ralph Abernathy ... Self
Leon Davis Leon Davis ... Self
Coretta Scott King ... Self
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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 confrontation with the National Guard and the state government. Written by IboChild

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Coretta Scott King mentions the workers are being paid $1.30 per hour. This was the federal minimum wage for those jobs in 1969. With inflation, that amount would equate to about $9.10 per hour in 2019. See more »

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Better Than Killing Time
18 April 2004 | by juddfranklinSee all my reviews

Here is a movie that will help compassionate people realize just how stratified our society is. Some people have to work like hell: ruin marriages, subsist on rice and beans for months and go to prison over and over.

All for a little thing called self-esteem (and 30 cents an hour). Still, its just the way things are. Take it or leave it, friends. Maybe one day people will all have the opportunity to care this much about something so simple.

Talk about an inspirational picture.

Plus, its short!

No reason to miss it.


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