Philadelphia Transit Strike of 1944

Philadelphia Philadelphia Transit Strike of 1944 documents the events leading up to and including the August 1944, strike that threatened both employment opportunities for black Philadelphians and World War II war production.  Local authorities worked to preserve order, while resolution of the strike required intervention by federal troops.  Documents include news photography, newspaper articles, and  material from civic organizations.

About the events

Sources and materials

Citing the materials in this collection

The material on this site is provided for private research use and is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, US Code).  For proper use and reproduction of these materials, consult our Copyright and Citation Guide.