Black History Month #7 - FSA Photographs of Black Workers


Black Workers at the Greenbelt Construction Site, 1936. Carl Mydans, Library of Congress

This photo of Black workers at the Greenbelt construction site is one of many taken by the photographers hired by the Resettlement Administration (later the Farm Security Administration). The photographers were hired both to document conditions of suffering across the country and to document how the many New Deal programs were helping to make things better.

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