Life During the New Deal
By Jada Ray
Roles that Women Played...
-Frances Perkins was the first woman to head an executive department
-Many women became leaders in government agencies during the New Deal
Roles of African Americans...
-The Black Cabinet acted as an unofficial advisers of the president
-Roosevelt felt that angering southern Democrats would jeopardize the entire New Deal
Artist during this time...
-James Agee depicted the lives of sharecroppers in the Lower South
-Walker Evans compassionate and images formed a moving record of reality of rural poverty.
Popularity of movies...
-Few movies focused on hardship of life
Movie studios produced some 5,000 feature-length films
Importance of the radio...
-Orson Welles produced a broadcast of the H.G. Welles science fiction tale The War of the Worlds that was so realistic, it convinced many listeners that Earth was under attack
-Duke Ellington and Count Basie were two famous African American band leaders
-Benny Goodman and the Dorsey Brother were two white band leaders
-Babe Didrikson Zaharias won her fame from her talents in softball, golf, basketball, and track and field
-Heavyweight fighter Joe Louis's bout against German Max Schmeling came to represented the growing conflict between Germany and the United States