Negro colleges in the United States during World War II. College curricula adjusts to war needs as they prepare students for various military and civilian occupations including war factory production and war manufacturing. A sign reads ' Hampton Institute visitors welcome' in Virginia. Exteriors of buildings on the campus. An educator welcomes students from other countries for taking up a course at the institute. Students in a class take lessons in radio operation and construction. Students in a chemistry laboratory learn to develop new war material. Science students train to become laboratory technicians. A Negro student conducts a test on bacteria in food caused by handling. Hampton Institute provides laboratory facilities for training of nurses. Students in a ground school class. The students work on machines as they weld metal pieces. A farm management course for girls by the Agriculture Department of the Institute. Girls operate a tractor a they plant corn in a field. Dairy farming lessons being conducted as girls watch a man as he milks a cow. Students conduct research on food and the importance of soybean over meat. Students broadcast programs related to research results, improved diet and raising better crop. They take up lessons in surveying and topography. Cadets of institute regiment march. A sign reads ' U.S. motor transport shops'. The students learn to work on motor parts. U.S. Army trucks being repaired at the shop. Engineering Department of the institute trains men for the U.S. Navy. The cadets march. A clock tower in the background.
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