I Am Somebody


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I Am Somebody

  1. Friday, January 18, 2013 4:00 p.m.
Still image from the film I Am Somebody
The screening will be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker, Madeline Anderson.

In 1969, filmmaker Madeline Anderson documented the story of 400 poorly paid black American hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina who went on strike and demanded a fair wage increase, only to find themselves in a confrontation with the state government and National Guard. Supported by such notable figures as Andrew Young and Coretta Scott King, the women moved forward under the guidance of a New York-based union, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Madeline Anderson is scheduled to present a lecture after the film. (16mm presentation)

This event is part of the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day Celebration at Indiana University. Sponsors include the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, Black Film Center/Archive, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center and IU Cinema.