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Laborfest: Home Front Heroes & The Role of Black Workers
Date Tuesday July 09
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Rosie The Riveter Education Center - 1414 Harbor Way South # 3000, Richmond. Directions: From San Francisco/Oakland: I-80 East, then take the I-580 West split after the Gilman St. off ramp. EXIT Harbour Way South, then turn Right onto Cutting Blvd, then turn right at the next stop light onto Harbour Way South and Continue for 0.8 miles. Turn left into the Gated lot passing the guard shack. Follow signs from there ending at Suite #3000. The entrance is on the south side of the building by the water
Event Type Teach-In
Home Front Heroes And The Role of Black Workers
With Betty Reid Soskin
Betty Reid Soskin who is now a US Park Ranger at the Rosie The Riveter Education Center saw the segregation against black workers in the shipyards where she worked during the World War II. Tens of thousands of not only black workers but also women were able to get decent paying jobs for the first time but they faced discriminatory treatment and had to fight for their rights.
This discrimination continued after the war when they were laid off and other workers were rehired to replace them. Soskin was there face to face with this history and will be screening some videos about these issues. She will also be joining the LaborFest Maritime boat trip on July 21.
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