The Depression Years

In order to view this video, you must install Microsoft Silverlight

This video player uses Microsoft Silverlight.

Time Frame: 1930s

Robert A. Wright, Sr., a long-time president of the NAACP Iowa-Nebraska State Conference, talks about living through the Great Depression.
Previous The Great Depression Begins--in the 1920s Image       Next The Great Depression Begins--in the 1920s Image
IPTV

Return to The Great Depression Begins--in the 1920s

 

Transcript
It was depression years. Everyone was poor. I had lived in an area that was economically and culturally deprived area in the city of Des Moines on the southeast side. But it didn’t make much difference where you lived, blacks were pretty much prescribed to live in pockets. In Chesterville where I was, there was of course blacks and whites, but we were all poor.

 


Iowa Pathways: Iowa History Resources for Students and Teachers
Home ~ My Path ~ Artifacts ~ Timeline ~ Quest ~ Teacher Resources ~ Project Information ~ Sponsors
Iowa Pathways © 2005 - 2014 Iowa Public Television