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A Hidden History How African American’s Built the Nation’s Greatest Natural Treasures

In 1933, at the peak of the Great Depression, the overall unemployment rate in the United States was well over 20 percent. African Americans were hit hardest, experiencing an unemployment rate two to three times that of white Americans. In these desperate times, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC): a federal work relief program that, from 1933 until 1942, put 3 million unemployed young [...]

A Hidden History How African American’s Built the Nation’s Greatest Natural Treasures 2017-08-22T11:28:51+00:00