Turpentine Worker's Family Near Cordele, Alabama Digital History ID 2759|
Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: photograph
Museum Number: LC-USF34-T01-009425-E DLC
Annotation: Most New Deal programs discriminated against blacks. The NRA, for example, not only offered whites the first crack at jobs, but authorized separate and lower pay scales for blacks. The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) refused to guarantee mortgages for blacks who tried to buy in white neighborhoods, and the CCC maintained segregated camps. Furthermore, the Social Security Act excluded those job categories blacks traditionally filled.
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