200+ African-American Women and the Norfolk Botanical Garden

In 1938, Norfolk, Virginia, was awarded $76,278 for the Azalea Garden Project. ⁣⁣200+ African American women, we’re hired as gardeners under the Workers Progress Administration. While being subjected to long work hours and low wages ( .25 cent an hour), by March 1939, the group had completed the following: ⁣⁣⁣ cleared dense vegetation and carried … More 200+ African-American Women and the Norfolk Botanical Garden