Race and Wartime Housing
For African Americans, housing opportunities during World War II were not as abundant as one might think. Check out the visual materials below to learn more about housing discrimination and public housing.
Women in Wartime STEM
When men were at war, women stepped up to the workforce, running factories and farms. Learn more about three local women, WAVES codebreaker Elizabeth Bigelow Stewart, nurse Lillian Feldman Schwartz, and computer Antoinette Kettenacker who navigated, and thrived, in the over-masculine world of STEM.
This project, titled Urban Renewal Means Negro Removal, is a follow up to Deqah Hussein-Wetzel’s 2021 documentary, Lost Voice of Cincinnati, about the wholesale demolition Lower West End for the construction of I-75 during the mid-20th century. Deqah’s new documentary will use archival photographs, historic aerials, and modern-day drone footage to illustrate the physical changes these communities experienced due to the construction of I-71 and I-74.