Living New Deal in the News

Richard A Walker Wrote Op-ed for Charleston Gazette-Mail 

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Richard A Walker wrote an opinion piece titled, “WV stands to lose out because of Manchin,” for Charleston Gazette-Mail. Walker looks to the New Deal to reflect on the actions of Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who “has thrown a monkey wrench into President Joe Biden’s effort to get his ambitious Build Back Better legislation through Congress.” Read the whole piece here or here

Living New Deal and David W. Gates Jr. mentioned in the Daily Post

Photo credit: Ryan Trares

Author David W. Gates Jr., Living New Deal National Associate for the Midwest, and founder of Post Office Fans was interviewed by the Daily Post. The story mentioned the work of the Living New Deal, and focused on post office murals funded by the New Deal in Indiana, in particular, the Franklin Post Office mural. Read the full story here.

Gates has written has published two books about New Deal post office murals in Tennessee and Wisconsin. 

Gray Brechin Quoted in the Jacobin


Detail of a fresco by Victor Arnautoff at Coit Tower in San Francisco, California. Photo courtesy of the Jacobin. All Rights Reserved.

In a piece titled, “The New Deal Put Huge Numbers of Unemployed Artists to Work,” Ellen Engelstad writes about New Deal job programs and discusses New Deal art in San Francisco with Gray Brechin. Read more here

 

Living New deal mentioned in Labor Notes

Photo: WPA women in New Mexico are weaving rag rugs. By Russell Lee, Library of Congress.

The Living New Deal was mentioned in an Article from Labor Notes. Titled, “In the Face of Mass Unemployment, We Need a 21st Century WPA” and authored by Max Page, the article calls for a new Works Progress Administration. Read the story here.

New Deal Maps

Check out our latest map and guide to the work of the New Deal in Washington, D.C. It includes 500 New Deal sites in the District alone, highlighting 34 notable sites, and includes an inset map of the area around the National Mall which can be used for self-guided walking tours.

Take a look at our previous guides, equally comprehensive, covering key New Deal sites in San Francisco and New York City.