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Interview with Dora Jones
Courtesy of the Library of Congress
taken directly from the article:
"A few of the
group haltingly tried to remedy their defective reading; another having
finished her meal, had pushed her chair back from the table and was
poring over a booklet on elementary arithmetic. It was
enlightening to know that these women, instead of working themselves up
to a dither because they had not gotten a job, used their leisure time
to further their mental faculties.
article by Mr. Runyon had been duly discussed it was decided that the
article was to be clipped from paper and pinned to the bulletin board.
While the young lady was pinning the article on, I ventured to
look at the very informative bulletin board. There were numerous
clippings, from papers, pamphlets and periodicals pertaining to the
domestic situation the country over. There were notices of bills
to be presented, bills that had been presented, and petitions to be
signed by the members of the union. Directly in front of the
bulletin board was a well stocked book..."
What do you think the purpose of this continuation is?
Can you draw any conclusions about the interviewers' opinion on domestic workers based on the language in the document?
Who do you think the intended audience is?
Interview with Belle Alexander
Courtesy of the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project, Washington University, 2004.
Why do you think that she says, at the end, "you found everything good to work with?"
Who do you think were the "4-F's?"
Do you think that Belle Alexander seems proud of her time spent at Boeing? Why or Why not?
Personal Account of Naomi Craig
Courtesy of the Honors English Program at South Kingstown High School
introduction to Naomi:
"A "church" person and
defense plant worker, Naomi Craig participated and coordinated
countless activities with zealous efforts, despite the heavy
discrimination surrounding her.
How did life change for African American women when the war came?
Were women like Naomi Craig proud of the contributions they were making?
Did Naomi Craig feel as included in society with other parts of the war effort?