Letter from Solomon Swaney to the General Manager of the Works Progress Administration [pg 1]

Solomon Swaney1936-11-21

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, United States

This letter reveals the deep discrimination toward the Negro Unit of the Federal Theatre Project. The young actors working under the supervision of Venzalla Jones were discriminated against because she was a woman and black. This resulted in the project not being able to perform publicly despite practicing all year.


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