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Oak Ridge historian Ray Smith speaks about a history of oppression and segregation against the African-American population there during the construction of ORNL and the Y-12 complex.
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Harold Delaney 

Harold Delaney, of Philadelphia, worked as a chemist during the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago’s Metallurgical Laboratory, or “Met Lab.” 

He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Howard University in the early 1940s.

After the war, Delaney taught at Morgan State University in Baltimore from 1948 until 1969 and finished his doctorate in chemistry at Howard University. 

He became president of Manhattanville College in New York and served as interim president…