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During the two years of its previous existence I had heard many conflicting reports concerning the Civilian Conservation Corps, President Roosevelt's pet project. One boy told me that he almost froze to death one night out in Washington. Some said that the colored got all the leftovers. Others said that everything was all right. But my brother, who is a World War veteran, advised me emphatically: "I wouldn't be in anything connected with the Army."  >>more...>>

Title:     A Negro in the CCC
Author:    Wandall, Luther C.
Publication:     Crisis
Date:     August, 1935

Type:     Article

Listed Under:
African Americans
Civilian Conservation Corps

Notes:     Crisis 42 (August 1935): 244, 253-254.

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