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2010 Roosevelt Reading Festival: Lauren Sklaroff, "Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era"

Lauren Sklaroff

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Lauren Sklaroff, assistant history professor at the University of South Carolina, examines New Deal Federal Arts Projects that promoted African-American artists from Lena Horne to Duke Ellington and Richard Wright. The author relays how this federal support played a significant role in the history of race relations in the United States and the Roosevelt administration's failures to promote greater legislation to improve the lives of African Americans.  Lauren Sklaroff discusses her book as part of the Roosevelt Reading Festival held at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York.

About the Authors

Lauren Sklaroff

Lauren Sklaroff is assistant professor of history at the University of South Carolina. 

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2010 Roosevelt Reading Festival: Lauren Sklaroff, "Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era"

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  • Sunday, August 22nd at 5am (ET)
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