Significant Events Affecting African Americans 1929-1939


Stock market crash that initiated the Great Depression

October 29, 1929

Franklin D. Roosevelt elected President of the United States

November 2, 1932

President Roosevelt enacted New Deal legislation

April, 1933 - October, 1933

Congress authorized Agricultural Adjustment Administration

May 12, 1933

Public Works Administration established

June 16, 1933

Creation of Works Progress Administration

April, 1935

Federal One Program created to assist unemployed artists and musicians

August 2, 1935

Franklin D. Roosevelt elected to second term

November, 1936

Federal Food Stamp program initiated

May 13, 1939