Life during the New Deal.
By: Kearsten Sheable and Tara Wiatt
Roles that women played.
Frances Perkins: First woman to head an executive department.
Woman in Government: Women became leaders in many New Deal agencies.
Roles of African Americans.
The Black Cabinet: Acted as an unofficial advisers to the president. Stood as a powerful symbol of rising African American influence in government.
FDR and Southern Democrats: FDR believed that angering southern Democrats would jeopardize the entire New Deal.
Writers during the Great Depression.
James Agee: Was a writer who depicted the lives of sharecroppers in the Lower South.
Walker Evans: A photographer who also depicted the lives of sharecroppers and also helped create Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.
The movies of the Great Depression:
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang: Told the tale of a jobless man who is lured into crime.
Make Way for Tomorrow: Portrayed the financial hardships of an older couple.
The Grapes of Wrath: Showed the hardships of the Great Depression.
A popular radio show was The Lone Ranger.
Two stars were Duke Ellington and Count Basie.
Joe Louis was a very popular heavyweight fighter, he was known for his fight with German Max Schmeling which came to represent the growing conflict between Germany and the U.S.