WWII brought black laborers to San Francisco

Reverend Dr. Amos Brown says that the African American population grew in San Francisco when local shipyards recruited black laborers from the South. He says the school system did not prepare the laborer’s families to participate in the age of rapid technological innovation that followed.

Storyteller: Reverend Dr. Amos Brown
Date of Story: 1939-1940s
Location of Story: Fillmore District, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Location: Third Baptist Church, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Date: 10 October, 2016