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Depression and The New Deal
DEPRESSION
The depression hits blacks harder than whites.
2 million Southern black farmers left the land in search of work.
Urban black unemployment ranged from 30-60% during this period.
White Americans were now prepared to do the jobs they previously regarded as `black' jobs
such…

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The `Works Progress Administration' was `colour blind' and by 1939 has 1 million black
Americans working for it.
Black Americans were also no longer to be discriminated against in terms of unions and race.
Grovey vs Townsend.
Scotttsboro case ­ 9 young black men were accused of raping 2 white…

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