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250,000 colored youth have served in the corps since President Roosevelt and the Congress initiated the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933. Regular habits of work, training, discipline, fresh air and three well prepared and ample meals a day have combined to improve the health and morale of all enrollees. The gain in weight has ranged from seven to fifteen pounds for each boy.  >>more...>>

Title:     The CCC and Colored Youth
Author:    Brown, Edgar
Date:     1941

Type:     Article

Listed Under:
African Americans
Civilian Conservation Corps

Notes:     Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC and Colored Youth. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Offices, 1941.

For more documents, photographs and information on this subject, see the New Deal Network feature African Americans in the Civilian Conservation Corps.