Book Discussion on Black Culture and the New Deal

Lauren Rebecca Sklarofff talked about her book Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era (University… read more

Lauren Rebecca Sklarofff talked about her book Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era (University of North Carolina Press; November 5, 2009). In her book she argues that President Franklin Roosevelt, unwilling to antagonize southern Democrats, was reluctant to propose or support civil rights legislation. Instead, Professor Sklaroff contends, FDR supported black artists, writers, celebrities, and intellectuals through New Deal federal arts programs. She argues that these programs provided some progress, but African Americans did not experience significant changes until the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

She was interviewed at the 102nd annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians, held Wednesday, April 7 to Saturday, April 10, 2010, at the Hilton Washington. close

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Book Discussion on Black Culture and the New Deal

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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May 9, 2010
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