Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) entered into a dialogue with Elder Carlie Towne, the Minister of Information for the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Kwame Sha of All Mobile Productions™ (AMP™) about the history of Black labor and Black people in labor unions. They not only dialogued about the Brotherhood of Pullman Porters, they also discussed the International Longshoreman’s Union, the Communication Workers of America, and the historic Charleston Hospital Workers Strike and 1199.
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 …