Life During The New Deal
By: Austin Cartwright
Role of Women
-Francis Perkins was the first women to head in an executive department in the government.
-Women became leaders in many New Deal agencies
Roles Of African Americans
-Under the leadership of Mary McLeod Bethune, a group of African Americans worked in the government was known as the Black Cabinet
-FDR's makes an act were the government won't hire based on race or gender
Artists During this Time
-James Agee was a writer who worked with Walker Evans
-Walker Evans depicted the lives of sharecroppers in the lower south
Popular Entertainment in the 1930s
-King Kong was one of the best special effect movies at the time
-The Grapes of Wrath was made into a movie and was a hollywood success
-FDR's fireside chats and Father Coughlin's rants against the new deal brought news to many people
-The radio broadcast of the H.G. science Wells science fiction tale The War of the Worlds brought many people thinnking that it was realistic
Importance of Radio
-The radio was a way back then for everyone to listen to news all at the same time.
Music in The 1930's
-A new, highley orchestated type of Jazz known as swing swept the country in the 30's
Sports Figures of the 1930's
-The heavy weight fighter Joe Louis fought the german Max Schmeling which came to represent the growing conflict between Germany and the U.S.