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WAVES Women Segregated

During World War II, thousands of women entered the U.S. Naval Reserve through the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) program, and less than three percent of these women were African American. At the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Memphis, "local customs and traditions" were making it difficult to plan accommodations for black WAVES women.

Subject

Women | World War II

Creator

Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments,
Record Group 181

Source

Formerly Classified Correspondence, 1944-1954

Date

December 7, 1944

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document, 2 pages

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 6925729

Coverage

Memphis (Tenn.)

Original Format

Paper
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