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Worker Wednesday

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Remember when Higgins was awarded the contract for 200 Liberty ships?

Seventy years ago today on 18 July 1942, the Higgins contact was canceled. As can be expected, the citizens of New Orleans and Higgins workers were outraged. Higgins called for a Congressional investigation into the cancellation and spent the week of 21-28 January 1943 in Washington trying to make the case for the Liberty ships.

The Eureka News Bulletin featured this cartoon (from the New Orleans Item) about the cancellation.

Come hear Worker Wednesday: Live and In-Person as part of the Lunchbox Lecture Series at noon today!

Post by Curator Kimberly Guise.

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