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The Legacy of Franklin Roosevelt’s WPA in Florida by David Schmidt


Franklin Delano Roosevelt | AP Photo

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was one of FDR’s most wide-ranging, yet controversial programs. Many saw it as a “make work’ program that did not accomplish its goals-the acronym was derided as “We Piddle Around.” The evidence indicates that the program was far more successful and, even today, Floridians enjoy the buildings and constructions created by the WPA. This program views the WPA and focuses on the still existing projects.

This event is funded by the Florida Humanities Florida Talks program, in partnership with the Key West Art & Historical Society.

Events Details:

Date/time: March 4 @ 4:00 pm
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Presented By:

David Schmidt, Educator

Event Fee:

Free

Event Type:

Virtual/Online

Event Contact:

Event Contact:

Kassandra Collett
Phone:
(305) 295-6616 ext. 114
Email:
kcollett@kwahs.org

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