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The Great Depression - To be somebody v.6

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The Great Depression - To be somebody v.6

Many Americans, struggling to survive the Great Depression, were determined to help build a better America through direct action in the courts, in the Congress and in everyday life. At a time when lynchings, segregation, and anti-semitism were commonplace, black heavy-weight champion, Joe Louis became a symbol of national strength. In very different ways Louis and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt challenged America to live up to its promise of justice and opportunity for people of every race and faith.


Contributor: Jean Michel Andre
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Date Added: 1 Aug 2014
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Duration: 00:56:18
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