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Public Works & Race

Probably the greatest benefit of the New Deal for Americans of color came from the hiring of millions of unemployed workers by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and other work relief and public works programs.

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Vox’s Today, Explained – Infrastructure Week: Hot Infrastructure Summer

Gray Brechin was interviewed on the July 19, 2020 episode of Vox’s Today, Explained, Infrastructure Week. Episode Description: “It’s a big week for President Biden’s infrastructure plans. Vox’s Li Zhou explains the obstacles in his way, and a historian says one of them is our collective memory.”

Richard A Walker: The New Deal’s Public Works Vs. Neo-liberalism’s Infrastructure

KPFA Interview. Guest: Richard A. Walker, Living New Deal Director and professor emeritus of geography at U.C. Berkeley. He created the pamphlet A Guide to the Art and Public Works of the New Deal: Washington DC.

Living New Deal. Still Working for America.

And the Winners are . . .

FDR delivering one of his fireside chats.

The 2023 New Deal Book Award

The winning titles and authors have been announced. The 2023 Award, with a prize of $1,000, will be presented at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library June 22, 2024.