Federal Writers' Project


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see Work Projects AdministrationWork Projects Administration
(WPA), former U.S. government agency, established in 1935 by executive order of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as the Works Progress Administration; it was renamed the Work Projects Administration in 1939, when it was made part of the Federal
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Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives From the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 memory.
This three-volume set draws together 4,500 excerpts from slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project of the US Works Progress Administration, which are held and organized by 17 states at the Library of Congress and other archives.
0 or later is required to view its PDF file contents) collecting the information gathered about thousands of former African-American slaves from 1937-38, as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Project Administration.
She is also the author of "Writing Chicago: Modernism, Ethnography, and the Novel" (Columbia University Press, 1993) and has published articles on Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, the Federal Writers' Project and Natalia Ginzburg.
Ottley moved to the New Deal's WPA Federal Writers' Project, to supervise research on the history of blacks in New York.
Seventeen first-hand accounts of slave life, selected from the 2,300 slave narratives collected by the Federal Writers' Project.
Kees began to write poetry seriously at about the time that he started working for the Federal Writers' Project in Lincoln, where he met Norris Getty.
where John worked for the Library of Congress and the Federal Writers' Project.
Wright's own drive to find a space not simply for an expressive black masculinity but for becoming a modern writer finds a corresponding drive in the formation of the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) which fostered and employed writers during the Great Depression.
These resulted from Federal Project Number One, aka Federal One, which included five WPA-backed projects: the Federal Writers' Project, the Historical Records Survey, the Federal Theatre Project, the Federal Music Project and the Federal Art Project.
To establish a continuity of yard work practice, Gundaker and McWillie integrate first-hand interviews with scholarship on both folklore and African history, particularly the work of Robert Farris Thompson, and with slave narratives from various sources, including the Federal Writers' Project.
of Chicago, he never worked as a lawyer, instead joining the Works Progress Administration Federal Writers' Project, working on various radio shows.

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