Mercedes “Bessie” Mendez & the Bethlehem Steel Pant : Photo Album
During World War II, women occupied the jobs that men who were fighting in the war once took. Mercedes "Bessie" Mendez was one of the women in the community who worked at Bethlehem Steel during the war. Once the war ended, the men returned to the steel plant and the women returned home.
Hispanic Heritage "Bring Us Your History!" Project
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