I Am Somebody

I Am Somebody© Icarus Films
In 1969, black female hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina went on strike for union recognition and a wage increase, only to find themselves in a confrontation with the state government and the National Guard. Featuring Andrew Young, Charles Abernathy, and Coretta Scott King and produced by Local 1199, New York’s Drug and Hospital Union, I Am Somebody is a crucial document in the struggle for labor rights. 
 
I Am Somebody
Dir. Madeline Anderson
United States, 1970
30 minutes 
 

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