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Construction of the "Booker T. Washington" Liberty ship, Los Angeles, California, September 1942

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Creator:United States. Office of War Information
Creator:Southern Labor Archives
Title:Construction of the "Booker T. Washington" Liberty ship, Los Angeles, California, September 1942
Date:1942 Sept.

Text on reverse: "D-6126 Ernest Enloe Cotton, a former Tuskegee student now employed by the California Shipbuilding Corporation, is shown with a lead man examining the weld head put on a section of the double bottom of a Liberty ship. The Booker T. Washington, first Negro ship named for a Negro, was constructed in this yard. Mr. Washington founded Tuskegee Institute in Alabama." Stetson Kennedy (1916-2011), writer and civil rights activist, collected these photographs during the course of his career fighting for equality throughout the Southern United States.

Local identification number: L1979-37_181

Types:Photographic prints | StillImage
Subjects:Shipbuilding industry--Employees--California | Work environment | Liberty ships--California--Los Angeles | Boat & ship industry | Liberty ships | Welding | Kennedy, Stetson | Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 | United States, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, 34.0522342, -118.2436849
Collection:Stetson Kennedy Papers
Institution:Georgia State University Special Collections
Contributors:Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections
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Stetson Kennedy papers, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library

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Cite as: L1979-37_181, Stetson Kennedy Papers, L1979-37, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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