Immigrants in a classroom under Works Progress Administration's adult education program in the United States.
United States USA Date:1941, January Duration:2 min 37 sec Sound:Yes
Works Progress Administration's adult education program in the United States. A reenactment shows a teacher and adult students in a classroom. The film contains numerous takes of the group of immigrants ostensibly learning about normal pedestrian procedures in New York City. In particular, one man tries repeatedly to explain how to cross the street in response to a traffic policeman's whistle and direction. He has trouble explaining it (to the amusement of the others in the room). The young woman instructor, who holds a policeman's whistle in her hand, must keep correcting him. Each time she repeats, "When the policeman blows, you walk." A sign in the background is about WPA adult education program for foreign born. A sign on a bulletin board reads 'Speak English Only'.
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