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Organizational photograph of Company

398th Port Battalion

November 26, 1942

African American military units commanded by white officers were organized across the country. This Transportation Company...

Tags: African Americans | South Carolina | World War II
Letter Declaring Integration of Shipyard

Dry dock Integration

May 22, 1943

This letter announces the integration of the Alabama Dry Dock and Ship Building Plant in Mobile, Alabama. The company made...

Tags: African Americans | Alabama | World War II
Press Release

Race Riots

May 27, 1943

This press release describes a walk-out by white workers because of a surprise integration of black welders at the Alabama Dry Dock...

Tags: African Americans | Alabama | World War II
Dining Car Discrimination

dining Car Discrimination

May 10, 1942

This letter, from Frank Adair to the Louisville and Nashville Rail Road in 1942, describes being denied access to the dining car...

Tags: African Americans | Georgia | Louisiana | Railroads | World War II
Dining Car Discrimination

Dining Car Discrimination

June 12, 1942

This letter, on NAACP letterhead, refers to the complaint of Frank B. Adair who was denied access to the dining car on the "Crescent Limited"...

Tags: African Americans | New York | Railroads | Washington D.C. |
World War II
A. Philip Randolph to Visit Macon, Georgia

A. Philip Randolph Visit

May 10, 1945

This letter announces that A. Philip Randolph, director of the March on Washington Movement, will speak in Macon, Georgia...

Tags: African Americans | Georgia | World War II
Expand Railroad Depot

Segregated Train Depot

May 6, 1943

This letter is a request from the Louisville and Nashville Railroad to expand Montgomery Depot because of the increased presence

Tags: African Americans | Alabama | Railroads | World War II
Segregation in the Textile Industry

Segregation in textile Mills


This is a transcript of a South Carolina law mandating segregation in textile mills...

Tags: African Americans | Labor | South Carolina | World War II
Cafeteria Workers on Strike

Workers on Strike

March 5, 1945

To protest schedule changes, African American cafeteria workers at the Atlanta Ordnance Depot went on strike in March of 1945...

Tags: African Americans | Georgia | Labor | Prisoners of War (POWs) |
Strike | World War II
Report on the Negro Situation

Fontana Dam

July 14, 1942

Racial tensions ran high on the construction site of Fontana Dam. On July 1, 1942, after blacks were hired to work on the site...

Tags: African Americans | Dam Construction | North Carolina | World War II