With the boost of the defense industry during World War II, thousands of men and women joined together in common patriotic duty. But many African American women, such as Mabel Kahn and Helen Lee Franklin, who embraced the opportunity to serve on the home front, experienced racism and sexism in the workplace.
How did these women confront the injustices they faced? In this talk, Student Conservation Association (SCA) History Intern Megan Woods will share the stories of Black women who worked at the Charlestown Navy Yard who brought awareness to discrimination by calling for action and demanding change.
This online program is co-presented by The National Park Service and Student Conservation Association.
This program will happen over Zoom. We kindly request that people who are interested in attending please see the REGISTRATION REQUIRED box on this page for more information.
The Repairing America Initiative is the Boston Public Library's pledge to focus its 2021 programming and services on bridging the gaps that divide America. By prioritizing economic recovery, civic engagement, COVID-19 recovery, racial equity, workforce development, and youth engagement, the BPL is working to help Americans rise above the challenges they face.