Dawn Of A New Day Analysis

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In summary of The Dawn of a New Day: The Effect of World War I on the Entrance of Black Women in Industry, before World War I few black women were employed, however during the war many factories lost many men and women, and as a result employment became much easier because employment bureaus were looking for any cheap source of labor. At the time many African Americans were leaving the southern states such as Florida and migrated to larger urban areas such as Detroit, Chicago, New York City, and Cincinnati. African Americans migrated to the more urban areas because of an agricultural depression, low wages for farm labor, poor housing conditions, bad working conditions, lack of educational facilities, and inequality in law enforcement. During this time, George E. Haynes aided …show more content…
Many black women with middle school educations worked in factories. Yet despite all of the discrimination and “handicaps; black women found their place in the industrial labor force. There began to be concerns about the conditions of employment for women. One concern during the 1920s was women equality. The Women’s bureau recommended that standards are to be set forth for conditions of employment of women in industry for all working women without regard to race. The Women’s Bureau was trying to find a solution so that black women and white women could have equal opportunity in obtaining jobs in which race should hold no value. Black women in states such as South Carolina or Missouri worked in industrial plants such as: cigar plants, cotton plants, laundry plants, and food plants. In 1929, the bureau made a report explaining that a large number of black women did not represent “slow progress” as the white employers stated. Many black women in these plants held supervisory positions. Women who worked the machines held the highest wages, and I believe it was because of the gruesome working

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