The Work of the Living New Deal Featured in San Francisco Chronicle Article

In a San Francisco Chronicle September 7 story, Gary Kamiya examines the built legacy of the New Deal in the San Francisco Bay Area. During the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration put Americans to work on the nation’s infrastructure. Kamiya examines not only the extent of this massive program, but also the ways in which it included underrepresented minorities and the disabled into the work force. Read the story here.

Photo: “Detail of the Lucien Labaudt murals in the lobby of the Beach Chalet.” Catherine Bigelow / Special to The Chronicle.

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