Monthly Archives: October, 2013

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation on WHHI TV of Hilton Head

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1969 Hospital Workers’ Strike Marchers Honored with New Marker in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Mary Moultrie was one of the leaders of the Charleston Hospital Workers’ Strike.  She led approximately 400 workers off their jobs at what was then the Medical College of South Carolina Hospital and the nearby Charleston Memorial Hospital in 1969.  This group which was predominately Black and Gullah/Geechee women were seeking better working conditions and …

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Esau Jenkins and the Progressive Club’s Work Honored with a Historical Marker

Originally posted on The Jubilee Project – College of Charleston:
In 1948, Esau Jenkins founded the Progressive Club to encourage political education and voting registration as a means of uplifting the Charleston African-American community. Because of low funds, at first Jenkins had to host citizenship classes in his VW bus, driving people to and from…

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