In the 1930s, the economic depression has been especially hard on African-American families and communities. But the federal government's Works Progress Administration now provides many new opportunities for employment and advancement. Both skilled and unskilled laborers are employed in many public works projects. Others find work in a wide range of fields, including education, medicine, and even music and the performing arts.
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Contains the last five minutes of the Federal Works Project production of "Voodoo Macbeth", directed by Orson Welles
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These household training courses have already sent hundreds of girls out into the world, well equipped to secure domestic positions and able to command skilled worker wages.
The narrator credits Juanita Hall as the choir director during the sequence showing the choir. She is barely visible at the left. See more
Ezekial Saw the Wheel
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