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Bob Jeffrey: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Jeffery, Bob
Interviewer(s):
Arbona, Javier
Title:
Bob Jeffrey: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Bob Jeffrey’s parents worked in Port Chicago in the 1940s; he (as a pre-teen) and his parents were part of the black community that experienced the 1944 explosion. Mr. Jeffrey recalls his mother’s restaurant and father’s carpentry work in Port Chicago. Jeffrey remembers the explosion and the aftermath of the mutiny trial and describes the segregation and racism his family and their friends experienced during the 1940s and early 1950s.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2011
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Rights:
Jeffery, Bob. "Bob Jeffrey: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Javier Arbona in 2011. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.