"Our job in The Living New Deal is to educate Americans what the New Deal did, not just as a historical nicety, but because it's relevant today." - Richard Walker
Emeritus Geography professor, Richard Walker, and historical geographer, Gray Brechin, were featured on PBS Newshour to talk about their project, the Living New Deal. Because New Deal public works were rarely marked, the era’s contribution to American life goes largely unseen and unappreciated. The Living New Deal documents the New Deal legacy through digital mapping and a national database of information, documents, photographs, and personal stories about the public works made possible by the programs and projects instituted during the Great Depression by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Thank you for your incredible work, Gray and Dick!