On 7 May 1943, seventy years ago, SS George Washington Carver was launched. The Liberty ship, sponsored by performer Lena Horne, was the second to be named for an African American. The ship’s construction by Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, California was documented by Office of War Information photographer E.F. Joseph. The full series can be seen at the Library of Congress.
Post by Curator Kimberly Guise.