Eleven months after the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the eyes of the nation focused on Charleston, South Carolina, where a conflict developed over striking workers.
On March 20, 1969 Mrs. King marched with black workers from Local 1199-B, the Nursing Home Employees Union, who had been fired after striking for higher wages and more humane working conditions. The workers sought higher wages than the $1.30 an hour offered to them by the state.
Mrs. King's presence made clear for the first time since the death of her husband that she was resolved to play an active role in his unfinished work.
- This indicator was designed to promote inquiry into military and economic policies during World War II, to include the significance of military bases in South Carolina. This indicator was also developed to foster inquiry into postwar economic developments and demographic changes, to include the immigration of Jewish refugees following the Holocaust.