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The first unit of female railroad workers near Downingtown, PA.

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Photographic Portrait of Beulah Collins -- a quietly courageous domestic worker who lived to provide an education for her son.

This article argues that white employers are taking advantage of black women in domestic services during the Great Depression. Supposedly, because of the surplus of labor during this time, the white employer lowers the wages of their house servants…

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As a response to the growing social problems of urban industry in Philadelphia, Dr. Matthew Anderson founded the Berean Manual Training and Industrial School in 1899. The school trained African American workers who migrated to Philadelphia. This…

An image of four African-American women working on a railroad in 1942.

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Mrs. Edith Longley, Chief Technician, and two students position patient.

Black men and women at tomb of Richard Allen at Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

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A poster advertising the upcoming showing of Nannie H. Burroughs' pageant that showcases the abilities of black women as potential workers outside of the home.

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In this picture, an African-American woman strips the center stems from tobacco. In some factories, employers paid women by "piecework" whereas others would pay by punch cards. Each pan of tobacco was one punch, generally worth about twenty-five…
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