Works Progress Administration jobs at Bolling Field and in New York building give men construction jobs during great depression
Washington DC USA Date:1937 Duration:1 min 44 sec Sound:Yes
Unemployed Negro men and various skilled and unskilled workers get jobs through Works Progress Administration during great depression. Men gathered near Quartermaster office at a Bolling Field construction project in Washington DC. Laborers assist in building and grading runways at Bolling Field military installation. Men clear large rocks and debris from a jobsite. Workers smooth and grade runways. A steam shovel moves earth and loads a truck. Scene changes to New York City where a housing demolition project is shown, with men dismantling housing to prepare new moderate income housing. Bricks slide sown a chute away from the building. Workers at Colonial Park in Harlem New York are seen building a new bath house to accompany a newly completed swimming pool (later Jackie Robinson Pool).
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