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Philadelphia
An article from Opportunity Magazine written by Alex Manly. He describes the prejudice hiring practices by Philadelphia industries, pointing out that there are very few African Americans employeed as machinists, specifically.

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An advertisement for the first Afro-American Business Day in Philadelphia on July 26, 1917. The Armstrong Association, a organization which provided services and information to the black migrants of Philadelphia endorsed the Business Day.

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Atkinson discusses the need for equality and recognition of the African Americans living within the city, appealing to the patriotism and work ethic his race has displayed.

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This photograph depicts the Armstrong Association Employment Office in 1912. The Armstrong Association was a private organization that then in 1957 became affiliated with the National Urban League in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This shows the office…

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Armstrong Association Tenth Annual Report (1918) featured a picture of African-American girls working in a factory.

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Charles Brimley, president of Baldwin Locomotive Works, speaking to workers at a flag dedication.

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A photo of Hog Island Shipyard in Philadelphia c 1919. Pictured are the docks and ships, as well as many of the individuals who worked on the shipyard. At the time, Hog Island Shipyard was the largest shipyard in the world, built by the American…
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