Video – Home Front: Connecticut During World War II – Migration and Housing

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– Co-produced by Connecticut Public Television and Connecticut Humanities as part of the Connecticut Experience series on CPTV.

This clip from Home Front: During World War II provides a brief glimpse of Connecticut after President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s massive National Defense Program was launched in May, 1940. Connecticut’s factories attracted as many as 100,000 workers to jobs in the state during an 18-month period in the aircraft engine, submarine, and ordnance industries, but many of these migrant workers faced housing shortages and discrimination.


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