During the period immediately following the Great Depression, young African-American men and women graduated from high schools and colleges across the nation with degrees in the sciences. However, they found themselves unemployed and unemployable.
As the U.S. geared up for the approaching War in Europe, efforts were made to aggressively recruit andplace African- Americans in positions in the military and in the civilian service corps.
In spite of barriers that hindered acceptance, promotion, and recognition of their accomplishments, African-American scientists and technicians made major contributions to the success of “state-of-the art” defense weaponry developed during this era.
No Short Climb combines personal memoir with archival footage, still photography, and graphics, to present a first-hand account of this previously unknown story.