On October 1st, the final marker of the Charleston Preservation Society’s project to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Emancipation was unveiled. The marker honors the efforts of Mary Moultrie and her fellow hospital workers in 1969 to receive fair working conditions and adequate pay. After 113 days, the strike came to a close with both sides reaching a compromise. And while great strides have been made, Moultrie reminded the audience at the ceremony that further improvements still need to be made for workers’ rights.
The event received a fair amount of attention with several news sources covering the event:
- Post and Courier
- Post and Courier Photo Gallery of the Marker Unveiling
- The State
- Live 5 News
- The Stamford Advocate
Filed under: Charleston, SC, Civil Rights Movement, Emancipation, Jubilee Project