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The Works Progress Administration with Elizabeth Clemens
May 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Elizabeth Clemens, audiovisual archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library, will discuss the legacy of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in Southeastern Michigan, a revolutionary facet of the New Deal that sought to positively impact lives both physically and intellectually through the creation of work relief programs. Topics discussed will include the cultural programs of the Federal Arts Project; literacy, health and education initiatives; and improvements to local infrastructure through a massive public building initiatives.