African-American war bond volunteers, Pittsburgh, PA, circa 1944.
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 African American women dressed in military clothing stand behind a booth selling war bonds. On the far right is Ruth Gwynnon, who organized this campaign.

Credit: Courtesy of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Second Century Acquisition Fund and gift of Milton and Nancy Washington, 1996.55.7

During World War II, African Americans participated in war bond drives and organized their own drives. In Pittsburgh, Ruth Gwynnon, on the far right, organized the campaign pictured here.

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