Life During The New Deal

By: Timothy Whitelow

Roles That Women Played...

-Elanor Roosevelt helped woman and was important during her husbands presidency.

-Frances Perkins was the first women to head an executive department.

-Mary women became leaders in government agencies during the New Deal.

Roles of African American

-William Hastie became the first black federal judge in U.S. history

-African Americans were also hired to fill posts in the government called the black cabinet

-Mary McLeod Bethune was the director of Negro Affairs in the National Youth Administration

Photographers

-Dorothea Lange were hired to document the plight of the poor.

-James Agee and Walker Evans both depicted the lives of sharecroppers in the lower south.

Movies

-"The grapes of Wrath"

-"Make way for tomorrow"

-"i am a fugitive from a chain gang"

Radio

-It had a very important role in american politics and it helped people know whats going on around them.

-a popular radio show was The lone ranger

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Music

-jazz was highly listened to across the country

-Duke ellington and count basie were two famous big band leaders

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Sports

-Baseball was a very popular sport back in the 1900's

-Boxing became popular also

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