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Frank Stevenson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Stevenson, Frank
Interviewer(s):
Ehrlich, Esther
Title:
Frank Stevenson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Frank Stevenson was raised in rural Louisiana, left home after seventh grade, and worked his way westward, eventually ending up at the Ford Assembly Plant in Richmond, where he remained until his retirement. Discusses: attitudes towards young African-American men both in the rural South and in the West, specifically in relation to work, importance of the UAW-CIO union, role of night clubs/street life, particularly as they reflect social attitudes toward race and gender, housing in Richmond during the war years, informal segregation in Richmond and shifts in neighborhoods after the war.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2003
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Oskicat record:
b10261237
Rights:
Stevenson, Frank. "Frank Stevenson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Esther Ehrlich in 2003. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.