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everything old is new: 'green' posters from wpa

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Francine Everett (April 13, 1915 – May 27, 1999) was an African-American actress and singer who is best known for her performances in race films, independently produced motion pictures with all-black casts that were created exclusively for distribution to cinemas that catered to African American audiences. She studied and acted with the Federal Theater in Harlem, which was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration.

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Women in the Appalachian mountains on horseback delivering books and reading to those who could not as a feature of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the 1930's.

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The Art Story: Works Progress Administration (WPA)

The Art Story: Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Eldzier Cortor (b.Tidewater, Virginia, 10 Jan, 1916). Family moved to Chicago settling in South Side. Art Institute of Chicago Graduate, 1936. 1940, Works Progress Administration (WPA), drawing scenes of Depression-era Bronzeville on Chicago's South Side neighborhood. 1949, Studied in Jamaica, Cuba, & Haiti, Guggenheim Fellowship, Taught at Centre d'Art in Port-au-Prince 1949-1951. wikipedia

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When Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in 1933, the United States was in a huge economic crisis. His response to the Great Depression was the NEW DEAL. One of the programs was the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The WPA was funded by Congress with the passage of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935. The WPA employed MILLIONS of unskilled workers to perform public works PROJECTS. Those working for the WPA constructed public buildings, roads...

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