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The Legacy of the WPA in Inglewood, California

Inglewood Today has done a nice piece on the legacy of the New Deal in the South Los Angeles community of Inglewood. Read the whole piece here. See the Living New Deal’s record of Inglewood sites. Share

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Ken Burns’ Roosevelt Documentary to Air in September

America’s greatest documentarian, Ken Burns, has finally turned his camera toward two of America’s greatest presidents and their remarkable family.  The Roosevelts: An Intimate History is a seven part, fourteen hour long reflection on the Teddy Roosevelt (TR), Franklin Delano… Read More

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Ten Reasons for a National Youth Service

Ever since the New Deal’s National Youth Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and a brief flurry of public-spiritedness during the Kennedy years, America has minimized both expectations and opportunities for public service.  Fewer Americans than at any time in… Read More

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