WPA stands for Works Progress
Administration. THis organization was
built with the purpose of giving
economic relief. We know the Great
Depression was a hard time. I remember
it was a time in the 1930s. I think
that was when the Oklahoma Dust Bowl
came. But anyways, I’ll tell you this!
WPA created jobs in construction,
clerical, professional and art
We need this kinda program
for all states who don’t have enough
employment like Michigan. Like wherever
else. The WPA really pulled through
for our Black Poeople in the past.
I have to check to see what’s currently
happening today with this organization.
But truly it has helped OUR BLACK people.
WPA hired African Americans and its
projects helped OUR BLACK people out
greatly. WPA built and renovated hospitals,
housing projects, schools, parks,
playgrounds, and swimming pools in
MOre benefits is that the WPA
gave free medical and dental care to
impoverished Black children and adults.
More than 5,000 African American instructors
and supervisors worked on the WPA’s
educational programs. This organization
taught millions of Black Adults to
read and write at the racist time era.
WPA gave OUR Black people
opportunities for jobs in white collar
positions. Though it made only a FEW
types of progress it helps some.
It’s better to help a little rather
than none at all. So its something
even though this organization was
not all it could be at getting jobs
for Blacks and whites.