National Archives at Atlanta

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Gadsden Ordnance Plant Workers

Gadsden Ordnance Plant

ca. 1942

Two workers at the Gadsden Ordnance Plant manufacture artillery shells...

Tags: African Americans | Alabama | Ammunition | Ordnance Facilities |
World War II
Robots Attack

Robots Attack

January 8, 1945

Worried about the threat from German V2 rockets on New York and Washington DC, Admiral Ingram warned of buzz bombs...

Tags: Florida | Robots | World War II
Augusta Arsenal Workers

Augusta Arsenal


Photograph shows both African American and white workers laboring on same factory line in Augusta, Georgia during WWII...

Tags: African Americans | Georgia | Ordnance Facilities | World War II
Newspaper Editorial

Newspaper Editorial


This editorial in a Mobile, Alabama newspaper documents the race riot at the Alabama Dry Dock and Ship Building Plant in May 1943...

Tags: Alabama | Race Relations | World War II
Letter Concerning Race Relations Institute

Conference on Race Relations

February 21, 1945

This letter, dated February 21, 1945, concerns an upcoming interracial institute on race relations to be held in March...

Tags: Georgia | Race Relations | Tennessee | World War II
Letter Describing Discrimination of Textile Workers

Textile Workers discrimination

November 24, 1944

This letter is addressed to Dr. Witherspoon Dodge, regional director of the FEPC in Atlanta. It describes differences in pay...

Tags: Georgia | North Carolina | Race Relations | World War II
Press Release Concerning the American Federation of Labor and Black Carpenters

AFL and Black Carpenters

January 15, 1943

This press release, dated January 15, 1943, announces that the Southern Representative of the American Federation of Labor...

Tags: African Americans | Georgia | Labor | World War II
Letter about Enforcing Segregation

Enforcing Segregation

February 11, 1944

William E. Dunn, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Southern Industrial Trades Association, sent this letter to the FEPC...

Tags: African Americans | Georgia | World War II
Letters from the Field

Letters from the Field


Several TVA employees temporarily worked with the Public Health Service overseas to set up malaria control bases...

Tags:Foreign Countries | Health | Malaria Prevention | World War II
Edward Teller Letter

black Mathematician

September 18, 1944

Theoretical physicist Edward Teller, who would later be known as "the father of the hydrogen bomb," wrote this letter...

Tags: African Americans | Columbia University | New Mexico | New York |
World War II