Life During the New Deal

Raylin Taylor and Jeremiah Rates

Roles of Women During the New Deal

- Eleanor Roosevelt played a major role in FDR's presidency

- Frances Perkins was the first woman to head an executive department in national government

- Women were leaders in many NEW Deal agencies

Roles of African Americans

- William Hastie became the first black federal judge.

- The Black Cabinet met under the leadership of Mary McLeod Bethune, director of negro affairs.

- Roosevelt often explained his record with respect to African Americans by saying he was at the mercy of Southern Democrats in congress.

Artists During This Time

- Photographer Dorothea Lange was another celebrated chronicler of the Great Depression.

- Writer James Agee depicted the lives of sharecroppers in the lower South.

- Evans was a photographer that worked alongside James Agee.

Popular Entertainment in 1930s

- A few of these movies focused on the hardships of life during the Great Depression.

- The Grapes of Wrath turned into a successful Hollywood film in 1940.

- A successful depression themed film was I Am Fugitive.

- Make Way for Tomorrow portrayed the financial hardships of older couples.

- Radio had an important role in American politics.

Sports Figures of the 1930s

- The Great Depression limited the ability for Americans to buy tickets to sprt events.

- Baseball remained a popular attraction and Babe Ruth continued his career until the mid-1930s.

Music In The 1930s

- They had swing music.

- Risky dancing with the big bands.