Black Welders Hired

Following complaints of unequal hiring practices, the Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company employed black welders to work the third shift on May 24, 1943. This resulted in a walk-out by white workers that ended in a race riot.

Subject

African Americans | Race Relations

Creator

Records of the War Manpower Commission, Record Group 211

Source

Speeches by Members of Regional Office Staff, 1943-1945

Date

May 1943

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document, 3 pages

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 281518

Coverage

Mobile (Ala.)

Original Format

Paper
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