DC Streetcar Women: 1943-61
This set contains images related to the Capital Transit Company in Washington, D.C. and their campaign to hire women during World War II when streetcars and buses were idled due to a lack of white male operators.

The company refused to hire African Americans, but women benefited from the continuous pressure put on the company during the war by civil rights activists.

For an article on the World War II women, see washingtonspark.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/the-dc-women-str...

For an article on the effort to desegregate Capital Transit operator jobs, see washingtonspark.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/the-fight-agains...
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