Report On The Negro Situation--Fontana Dam

Racial tensions ran high on the construction site of Fontana Dam. On July 1, 1942, after blacks were hired to work on the site, a mob of 75 white employees advanced upon the Negro dormitory with the intention of running them off the project. The mob was disbursed, but returned the following day and threw rocks at the black employees. After several days of agitation, the tension eased.

Subject

Violence | Race

Creator

Records of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Record Group 142

Source

Personnel Correspondence, 1933-1943

Date

July 14, 1942

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document, 4 pages

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 7130555

Coverage

Graham County (N.C.) | Swain County (N.C.)

Original Format

Paper
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