Marian Anderson christens the USS Booker T. Washington at the ship's launching on 29 September 1942. The Booker T Washington was named for the noted educator and founder of the Tuskegee Industrial Institute, and was the first Liberty Ship named for an African American.
Photo taken by Alfred T. Palmer. From the U.S. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Digital ID: fsa 8b05213