Alexis Newman is a freshman attending the University of Washington, Seattle. Alexis is planning to major in Business Administration/Management. Originally from Mt. Vernon, Washington, in 1998 she moved from there and eventually settled in the Tri-Cities (Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco) Washington. Alexis is interested in learning about the history of the places where she has lived and of where she is originally from.
Between the years of 1942 and 1944 around fifteen thousand blacks and fifty thousand whites were recruited to the Manhattan/ Hanford Project in Richland, Washington. The federal government required government contractor, DuPont, to keep the number of black construction workers on the project between 10 … Read MoreAfrican Americans and the Manhattan Project, Richland, WA (1942-1945)