Segregation and Discrimination
Segregation was the cultural norm in the South during World War II, although it began to take new forms. The textile industry, which was previously the realm of only white workers, now employed African Americans at a lower wage. With increased traffic on the railroads, depots needed to be expanded for the sole purpose of maintaining a segregated station. Also, a black mathematician was not able to move with his research team from the University of Chicago to work on the Manhattan Project because the team was being transferred to "X." "X" was the Southern secret, and segregated, city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
398th Port Battalion

398th Port Battalion

November 26, 1942

Letter Describing Discrimination of Textile Workers

Textile Workers discrimination

November 24, 1944

Newspaper Editorial

Newspaper Editorial


Expand Railroad Depot

Segregated Train Depot

May 6, 1943

Segregation at the Memphis Train Depot

Memphis Train Depot

ca. 1944

Report on the Negro Situation

Fontana Dam

July 14, 1942

Edward Teller Letter

black Mathematician

September 18, 1944

Letter about Enforcing Segregation

Enforcing Segregation

February 11, 1944

Segregation in the Textile Industry

Segregation in textile Mills