Construction of the liberty ship “Booker T. Washington.”


Black History Month – Construction of the liberty ship “Booker T. Washington.” G.M. Matthews, Negro burner assigned to the steel plate ship of the California Shipbuilding Corporation, is one of the more than 500 skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled Negro workers in the yards which built the “Booker T. Washington,” first liberty ship named for a Negro. – Sept. 1942 – Library of Congress