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

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Leon Davis Leon Davis ... Self
Coretta Scott King ... Self
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In 1969, four hundred poorly paid black women working in a hospital 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. Written by IboChild

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Added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2019 for having been judged "culturally, aesthetically, or historically important." 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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1970 (USA) See more »

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Charleston, South Carolina, USA See more »

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