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This article argues that the Boll Weevil is not responsible for the Black Exodus from the south but rather, people came up north for economic reasons, including better wages, better hours, and a better education.

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.

An advertisement for Emmett J. Scott's book on the American Negro during the First World War. The advertisement boldly claims Scott's book as the only "official" and "authentic" history of the American Negro in the " Great World War."

Frank W. N. Moore writes in response to a letter previously printed in the Evening Public Ledger on the subject of racial equality and the involvement of African Americans in World War I.

Starboard view of a dazzle camouflaged Merchant Navy transport ship. This ship was moored in Portsmouth Harbor, UK.

H. W. Jenkins responds to a letter written to the Evening Public Ledger in regards to African American soldiers fighting in World War I.

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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African American men at the Camp Meade World War I Draft Board in 1918

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Nursees watch over patients as they play cards during their stay at the Berean Club during World War I.

This is a photocopy of Fletcher Hillian's 1918 Army registration for World War I.

The U.S. government established shipyards at Hog Island during WWI. Hog Island employed many Black Philadelphians during the war years.

Image of James Plunkett's draft card from World War I, with all of his personal information.

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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A photo of Central Time Station looking east toward Hog Island Shipyard. The area is of note for it being the largest shipyard in the world at the time (1918) after the US Government contracted American International Shipbuilding to construct a…
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