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Willie Mae Cotright: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Cotright, Willie Mae
Interviewer(s):
Dunning, Judith
Title:
Willie Mae Cotright: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Willie May Cotright is interviewed here jointly with Mr. Hubert Webster, also interviewed as part of this series. Ms. Cotright was born and raised in Lousiana, and came to Richmond in search of wartime work with her husband as a young woman. In this interview she talks about housing and work in Richmond during World War II, and discusses her life after the war. She and her husband ran the Cotright corner store, one of the first African American owned Commerce, Industry, and Labores in Richmond, as well her involvement with the local NAACP chapter. She and Mr. Webster also discuss the impacts of Richmond industry on the health of their family members.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2002
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Oskicat record:
b10260450
Rights:
Cotright, Willie Mae. "Willie Mae Cotright: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Judith Dunning in 2002. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.