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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

Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) attended the event as well and has documented the unveiling on the Gullah/Geechee blog which can be found here). The Gullah/Geechee Nation is a “nation within a nation” representing the rights of Gullah people and preserving and promoting the unique Gullah culture here in the Lowcountry.  The Nation corresponds …

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