After solving problems related to housing, war production goes up at a shipyard in Mobile, Alabama in World War 2.
Mobile Alabama USA Date:1943 Duration:3 min 30 sec Sound:Yes
War industry leads to problems in Mobile, Alabama during World War II. A large number of people gathered outside the Personnel Office in Mobile. Congress provides 2 million dollars for housing of war workers (building tanks, guns, ships and other war material in factories, manufacturing plants, and shipyards for the war effort). Shows racially segregated housing and facilities for negro workers versus white workers. Views of a cleared slum area where war production workers had been living. New housing for negro war workers, "Certified Colored War Workers". Negro children play and eat at a nursery. Dormitory units for single war workers equipped with gymnasium and other basic facilities. Government owned trailers built by the Maritime Commission near a ship yard. The problem of providing a day nursery is undertaken. Modern permanent homes for war workers who can afford them. After meeting the problems like housing and sanitation, production goes up at the ship yard. A new ship being launched at the ship yard. A sign on the ship reads ' Cedar Mills'.
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