On June 7, 1943, 16 black workers at Buckeye Cotton Oil Company in Memphis, a Proctor & Gamble owned operation, went on a wildcat strike in protest of continued workplace discrimination despite f
On May 1, 1943, Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9340, authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to seize the nation’s coal mines after the United Mine Workers of America refused
Female machinist, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California, 1942. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer On September 19, 1945, 24 fired female employees of the Lindstrom Tool and Toy Company in Bridgeport
This is the grave of Omar Bradley. I don’t have indifference to military history, I have open hostility to it and to the people who find interest in utterly pointless details of military operati
I love the films produced by the military in World War II. Here is Mission Accomplished, a short 1943 film about the success of the B-17.
On April 27, 1944, Attorney General Francis Biddle arrived in Chicago to order Montgomery Ward head Sewell Avery to either extend his workers’ contract so they would not strike during the war or
December 7, 1941. Asian colonial power attacks U.S. colonial outposts in Hawaii and Philippines. Next 74 years sees no awareness by Americans that racist colonialism of Japan and racist colonialism of
Above: The actual Rosie the Riveter image, which did not seek to fight unions I know I will never win this fight, but if we are going to try and set world records in women dressing up as “Rosie