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Christening of Booker T. Washington liberty ship, Sept. 29, 1942, California Shipbuilding Corporation's yards, Wilmington, California

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Title:Christening of Booker T. Washington liberty ship, Sept. 29, 1942, California Shipbuilding Corporation's yards, Wilmington, California
Date:1942 Sept. 29
Description:

Photograph of christening ceremony for the Booker T. Washington, the first liberty ship to be named for an African-American. Participants in the ceremony include Mary McLeod Bethune, the woman wearing glasses who is shaking hands with one of ship builders; singer Marian Anderson; and William J. Thompson, in top hat, Recorder of Deeds, Washington, D.C. Bethune established the National Council of Negro Women and was an advsior to Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Charlotta Bass, publisher of the California Eagle, later christened another liberty ship named for an African-American, the S.S. James Weldon Johnson.

Local identification number: scl-m0297

Local identification number: scl-mss064-0297~1; scl-mss064-0297~2

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Liberty ships--1940-1950 | Thompson, William J. | Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955 | Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993 | United States, California, Los Angeles County, Wilmington
Collection:Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection
Institution:University of Southern California Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern California. Library | Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Original Material:

scl-m0000

Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1880-1986

University of Southern California. Libraries

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