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Althea Skelton with some of her Boeing colleagues

c. 1944

Senator John Heinz History Center

Senator John Heinz History Center
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

A 1943 graduate of Schenley High School, Althea Skelton worked for The Boeing Company in Seattle manufacturing fighter planes during World War II. Skelton was one of the nation’s “Black Rosie the Riveters,” African American women who made significant contributions to the war effort but were often overlooked.

Details

  • Title: Althea Skelton with some of her Boeing colleagues
  • Date Created: c. 1944
  • Type: Photograph
  • Original Source: Detre Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center
  • Object ID: 2007.2014.I02
  • Collection Information: Althea Skelton Papers and Photographs

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