When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America - Study Guide The Second World War and After Summary & Analysis

Paula Giddings
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A study reveals that working married women are forced to work because their husbands do not make enough to support the family. Unions are formed. Both Black and White women participate in successful strikes. As World War II looms, opportunities in the defense industries provide more money and better conditions for many working women, though not often for Black women or even Black men. Roosevelt's commitment to equal rights wanes and Blacks are unemployed in record numbers. Much of the opposition to Black employment in the defense industry is from White women who fear their domestic help will leave in favor of the factory jobs.

There's a general lessening of interest in Black organizations and it seems the new generation of members take social rather than activists' roles. Black women are especially torn as men...

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