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The Invisible Cryptologists: African-Americans, WWII to 1956 by Jeannette Williams

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Foreword

The origins of this book were in the cryptologic equivalent of an urban legend and a couple of photographs.

During research on the early days of NSA, historians at the Center for Cryptologic History (CCH) learned of the employment of African-Americans at the Agency in the period after World War II. Occasionally, in informal conversations with former NSA seniors, the subject of minority history would come up, and CCH historians collected anecdotes about segregated offices in the early days. It became apparent that the employment of African-Americans came even earlier than previously thought. No information, however, confirmed any contribution by African-Americans during the world war.

In early 1996, the History Center received as a donation ...

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