The Lowdown

The Lowdown features articles on the people, projects and achievements of the Living New Deal itself.

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  • The Mothers Building Murals Exhibition at SF History Center
    • January 14, 2019
    Starting December 15, the San Francisco History Center at the city's Main Public Library will host an exhibition showcasing photographs of the WPA murals in the Mothers Building at the San Francisco Zoo. Richard Rothman’s photographs offer a glimpse of this important set of murals, which are currently under restoration. ...
  • Women and the New Deal Conference Videos Now Online
    • November 17, 2018
    Videos and photographs from the “Women and the Spirit of the New Deal” conference are now posted on our YouTube channel and website. The event featured leading writers, scholars, public figures, and activists, highlighted by a talk by Professor Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor and author of Saving Capitalism. Reich was honored with the ...
  • New Deal Exhibition at Canessa Gallery in December
    • November 17, 2018
    The Canessa Gallery in San Francisco's North Beach will host a new exhibition, “When Government Worked—New Deal Picture Stories by Arthur Rothstein,” co-sponsored by the Living New Deal and organized by National Associate Ann Rothstein-Segan. Renowned documentary photographer Arthur Rothstein photographed everyday life during the Great Depression. His work captured ...
  • Where in the World is Evan: Oklahoma's State Route 325
    • November 17, 2018
    While researching New Deal sites in Oklahoma, the Living New Deal's Evan Kalish discovered an astounding collection of Works Progress Administration (WPA) structures along State Route 325. This remote stretch of road crosses more than 20 culverts marked with WPA stamps. Evan came across them by chance, traveling from Boise City to ...
  • A 2019 New Deal Legacy Calendar – Featuring Sites from our Map
    • November 17, 2018
    The New Deal Legacy Calendar is the first of its kind.  The photographs show twelve New Deal public works projects from across the country, spanning several states, different New Deal agencies, and various types of projects. The idea of the New Deal Legacy 2019 calendar is to highlight the accomplishments of ...
  • New Deal Inclusion: Correcting the Record
    • October 3, 2018
    The New Deal did a great deal of good in overcoming the exclusion of neglected, oppressed and marginalized people in American life. The New Dealers were faced with a daunting task of overcoming long-established patterns of discrimination and social hierarchy, and they could only do so much; yet, the accomplishments ...
  • This Week, Oct 5-6: "Women and the Spirit of the New Deal" Conference
    • October 3, 2018
    This week the University of California, Berkeley is hosting the Living New Deal’s  "Women and the Spirit of the New Deal” conference. The 2-day event will feature leading authors, scholars, activists, and public figures discussing women's role in the New Deal and in political change today.  John Roosevelt Boettiger, grandson of President Franklin Delano ...
  • Where in the World is Evan: Colfax CA
    • October 3, 2018
    Traces of the New Deal’s lasting impact on our communities can be difficult to find. Fortunately, in some parts of the country projects undertaken by New Deal agencies were specifically "marked" by the agency that completed it. Such is the case in Colfax, California, a small mountain city on I-80 ...
  • Living New Dealer of the Month: Andrew Laverdiere
    • October 3, 2018
    Living New Deal National Associate Andrew Laverdiere has been an invaluable member of our team for several years. A political activist and history buff, Andrew became a Living New Deal contributor while working as a taxi driver in Los Angeles. He has traveled far and wide through California and his native ...
  • Robert Reich to Speak at Living New Deal’s October Conference
    • October 3, 2018
    Professor, author, and public figure Dr. Robert Reich will be honored on Friday, October 5, at 6:30-8pm, at the Women’s Faculty Club at UC Berkeley as part of the "Women and the Spirit of the New Deal” conference. The former U.S. Secretary of Labor will receive the Intelligence and Courage Award from the Frances ...
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