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William Jackson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Jackson, William
Interviewer(s):
Rigelhaulpt, Jess
Title:
William Jackson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Bill Jackson was a merchant marine during World War II. As he is chief engineer of the Red Oak, this interview was conducted on the ship, and includes participation by some of the other volunteers on the ship. Part of the interview includes a tour, followed by a sit-down discussion. Jackson talks about his experiences during the war, his travels all over world, and experiences with racism as an African American merchant marine. He is also the son of African American Berkeley activist Frances Albrier.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2005
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Oskicat record:
b10260709
Rights:
Jackson, William . "William Jackson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Jess Rigelhaulpt in 2005. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.