Why White Contractors on Negro Jobs

Title

Why White Contractors on Negro Jobs

Subject

Joseph Trent; contruction; African-American contractors

Description

In this newspaper article from the Philadelphia Tribune, Joseph Trent discusses how white architects, who design African American Methodist Episcopal Churches, often choose not to use black builders. Trent claims there were numerous occasions in which his bid for the job equaled that of the white competition, but he was passed over in favor or white builders. Trent's building industry was one of very few African American focused industrial employers in the city of Philadelphia during the Great Migration.

Creator

Orrin C. Evans

Source

Philadelphia Tribune

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 452 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Fall 2014

Date

January 23, 1930

Contributor

John Hashagen

Rights

Used by permission of the Philadelphia Tribune Company, Inc. All rights reserved. The Philadelphia Tribune, with 130 years of continuous publication, is the oldest newspaper in the United States serving the African-American community.

Format

JPG

Type

Text

Original Format

Newspaper

Files

Joseph Trent Article.JPG


Citation

Orrin C. Evans, “Why White Contractors on Negro Jobs,” Goin' North, accessed December 4, 2022, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/245.