The New Deak
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 govt.
- Woman became leaders in many New Deal agencies.
Black Cabinet-President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed an unprecedented number of African Americans to high positions. By mid-1935, forty-five had positions in cabinet offices and New Deal agencies. In 1936, this group began calling itself the Federal Council on Negro Affairs
William Hastie was the first African American to serve as Governor of the United States Virgin Island.
FDR was the 32nd President of The United States
- Dorothea Lange was a photographer whose portraits of displaced farmers during the Great Depression greatly influenced later documentary photography.
- James Agee was a writer and critic for TIME Magazine
- Walker Evans was a photographer who became influential through his chosen subject: the poetic feel to commonplace, even gritty, elements of life.
Importance Of Radio Life
- The radio was important around this era because that was the way people found things out, and heard about what was going on in the world, they didnt establish tvs yet.
- The Fall of The City was a popular radio show.
- Big band jazz became popular in the 1930s. Big bands consisted of 15 to 20 players who were heard throughout the country at dances, on the radio, and in movies. A style of couples’ dance called "swing dancing" went with big band jazz. One such dance, called the "jitterbug," features partners throwing each other over the head and through the legs.
- Billie Holiday was a famous musician in the 19302
- Boxing was a famous sport in 1930
- John Arthur Johnson, better known as Jack Johnson and nicknamed the “Galveston Giant”, was an American boxer and arguably the best heavyweight of his generation. He was the first black Heavyweight Champion of the World