Life During The New Deal

By: Javaughn Jones and David Morris

Roles Of Women

  1. Eleanor Roosevelt helped women during her husbands administration.
  2. Frances Perkins was the first woman to head a executive department in government
  3. Women became leaders in many New Deal agencies

Roles of African Americans

  1. The Black Cabinet acted as unofficial advisers to the president .
  2. William Hastie became the first black federal judge in U.S. history .
  3. Mary McLeod Bethune was the director of Negro Affairs in the National Youth Administration.

Artists during this time

  1. Dorothea Lange was a photographer of the Great Depression.
  2. James Agee was a writer and wrote about sharecroppers in the Lower South.
  3. Walker Evans depicted the livers of sharecroppers.

Popular Entertainment

  1. Grapes of Wrath was a successful Hollywood film by Steinbeck.
  2. Gone with the Wind was a blockbuster film.
  3. Seven Dwarfs was history's first full-length animated feature.
  4. Radio provided listeners with religion, music, sports, and other forms of entertainment.
  5. Duke Ellington was a big-band leader.
  6. Denny Goodman was a white band popular band leader.

Sports Figures of the 1930s

  1. Boxing was hugely popular in the 1930s.
  2. Joe DiMaggio was a baseball star.