"They Are Hiring the White Women but They Won't Hire the Colored Women": Black Women Confront Racism and Sexism in the Richmond Shipyards During World War II

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Tuft, Paige;
(2015)
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Subject: They | hiring | white | women | won't | colored | black | racism | sexism | richmond | shipyards | world war ii | History

During World War II, black women migrated largely out of the South to take advantage of the growing defense industries in California. Black women flocked to the shipbuilding industry in Richmond for the great economic opportunities industrial jobs offered. What they fou... View more
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