BROWSE ITEMS TAGGED "WORLD WAR II"
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	Discrimination Complaint

Discrimination Complaint

1943-1945

 
Formed out of Executive Order 8802, which promised federal support for equal opportunity in the workforce...

Tags: African Americans | Race Relations | Tennessee | World War II
Agriculture Resources for War

Agricultural Resources

May 11, 1942

Not wanting to be known for strictly providing electric power for the war effort, the TVA continued to expand its scope in the early war years...

Tags: Tennessee | World War II
Life at Fontana

Life at
Fontana Dam

1978

Written for a publication over thirty years after the completion of the Fontana Dam project, this historical fiction piece describes life for workers...

Tags: Dam Construction | North Carolina | World War II
African American Waves

African American WAVES

December 7, 1944

During World War II, thousands of women entered the U.S. Naval Reserve through the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service)...

Tags: African Americans | Tennessee | Women | World War II
Dry Dock Welders

Dry Dock Welders

May 1943

Following complaints of unequal hiring practices, the Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company employed black welders to work the third shift...

Tags: African Americans | Alabama | Race Relations | World War II
Discrimination Against Jewish Applicant

Jewish Discrimination

December 1943 - May 1944

The Bell Bomber Plant, which manufactured B-29 bombers during the war, was accused of discriminatory hiring and promotion practices...

Tags: Georgia | Jewish Americans | World War II
Accident Prevention

Accident Prevention

1945-1946

The Lexington Signal Depot (Kentucky) maintained a very successful workplace safety program during World War II...

Tags: Health | Industry | World War II