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Hog Island Seg.jpg
This Philadelphia Tribune article, written by C. E. Wells, documents the end to segregation at the Hog Island Ship-Yard. The article discusses the long time struggle of the Philadelphia N.A.A.C.P. to end segregation at the government run shipbuilding…

Hog-Island-Armstrong-Assoc.-min.jpg
A photo of black crew members working at Hog Island.

hog-island-shipyard.jpg
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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The U.S. government established shipyards at Hog Island during WWI. Hog Island employed many Black Philadelphians during the war years.

Hog Island Sign 19187012 Nat Archives.jpg
This photograph contains a sign which advertises for 8000 laborers to perform government work at the Hog Island Ship-Yard. The sign offers potential laborers $3.85 for a 10 hour day. The sign advertises for boarding and lodging at a cost of $1.00…

Hog Island Winter Abbreviated.mp4
Footage of workers, both Black and White, working on the snow-covered shipways at Hog Island Shipyard in 1917.

seq-10.pdf
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.

Hog Island 50th Way.jpg
The 50th and last slipway built at Hog Island shipyard, making it the largest shipyard in the world at that time.
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