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Edwin Rosskam

Employees of Negro insurance company

Date July 1941
Location Chicago Illinois United States
Dimensions Image: 10 1/4 x 13 1/2 in. (26 x 34.3 cm)
Paper: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

African Americans were primarily employed in manual labor and service occupations before World War II. It was not until the 1940s that African American men doubled their proportion in clerical work and African American women quadrupled theirs, the results of improved educational opportunity in the North and the (relative) civil rights gains of the war years.

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Museum Purchase, 2003

Feedback Accession No. 63.2003