Life During The New Deal
By: Javaughn Jones and David Morris
Roles Of Women
- Eleanor Roosevelt helped women during her husbands administration.
- Frances Perkins was the first woman to head a executive department in government
- Women became leaders in many New Deal agencies
Roles of African Americans
- The Black Cabinet acted as unofficial advisers to the president .
- William Hastie became the first black federal judge in U.S. history .
- Mary McLeod Bethune was the director of Negro Affairs in the National Youth Administration.
Artists during this time
- Dorothea Lange was a photographer of the Great Depression.
- James Agee was a writer and wrote about sharecroppers in the Lower South.
- Walker Evans depicted the livers of sharecroppers.
- Grapes of Wrath was a successful Hollywood film by Steinbeck.
- Gone with the Wind was a blockbuster film.
- Seven Dwarfs was history's first full-length animated feature.
- Radio provided listeners with religion, music, sports, and other forms of entertainment.
- Duke Ellington was a big-band leader.
- Denny Goodman was a white band popular band leader.
Sports Figures of the 1930s
- Boxing was hugely popular in the 1930s.
- Joe DiMaggio was a baseball star.