African-American women trainees at Carrie Furnace learning masonry skills, Pittsburgh, PA, October 1944.
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African-American Women Employees at Carrie Furnace Learning Masonry Skills.

Credit: Collection of William J. Gaughan, AIS 94:3, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania's great demand for labor fueled a renewed migration of southern African Americans to the Commonwealth. There they entered industrial jobs in record numbers, many receiving federally-funded training, and counseling from the NAACP on how to work along side white Americans.

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