Compiled by: Angela S, Carl B, Izaac H, Colleen W, & Chris P.
“You know, after the war I worked on the farm until I got enough saved up to quit farming and I moved to Omaha, Nebraska. I got a job as a server at the Blackstone Hotel. Here I am eating my lunch in the basement, because that is where blacks had to eat. From the basement we could hear Fats Domino performing up on stage, this is the late 40’s now, Fats Domino could perform for those people, but he still had to eat in the basement. But I did get to meet Fats Domino.”
- Bennie Jones (Alabama native stationed at the Hastings Munitions Plant during WWII)