Date of Award
Bachelor of arts (BA)
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
This paper is an exploration of the experiences of black workers at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard during the Second World War. The primary focus is on the immediate effects of President Roosevelt's Executive Order 8802 and Fair Employment Practices Commission, especially discrimination experiences of black workers. However, long-term effects such as migration out of the heavily segregated south and Civil Rights Movement precursors are also emphasized.
Chapman, Aaron, "Race, Labor, and Migration: The Legacy of the FEPC and Puget Sound Navy Yard" (2015). History Undergraduate Theses. 18.