Education Clip: Civil Rights Support | The Roosevelts | Programs [Video]

Education Clip: Civil Rights Support | The Roosevelts | Programs [Video]

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African Americans suffered disproportionately during the Depression. Urged by his wife, Eleanor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed several African Americans to mid-level posts to ensure New Deal programs didn’t discriminate. But Roosevelt couldn’t publically support an anti-lynching legislation for fear of losing Southern politicians’ support for New Deal legislation.

AIRED: September 13, 2014 | 0:07:52

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