American Culture New Deal
Roles That Women played
-Frances Perkins was the first woman to head an executive department in national govt.
-Women were leaders in many New Deal agencies.
Roles of African Americans in the New Deal
-African Americans were also hired to fill posts in the government.
-Under the leadership of Mary McLeod Bethune, The Black Cabinet, acted as unofficial advisers for the president.
Artists during the New Deal
-James Agee and photographer Walk Evans depicted the lives of sharecroppers in the Lower South.
-Let Us Now Praise Famous Men depicted the reality of rural poverty and the great dignity of those who struggled.
Popular 1930s Entertainment
-Radio also continued to grow in popularity during this time. A large majority of American households had a radio.
-Movies during the time included The Grapes of Wrath, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, and Make Way for Tomorrow.
-I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang depicts the tale of a jobless man who lured into crime.
-Make Way for Tomorrow portrayed the financial hardships of an older couple.
Sports Figures of the 1930s
-Legendary Babe Ruth ended the career until the mid- 1930s and was replaced with Joe DiMaggio.