Soul of a People: Writing America's Story

  • 2009
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

A Depression-era WPA program that employed journalists to write state travel guides is recalled. The documentary details their impact on the nation and modern-day literature. Patricia Clarkson narrates.

Supporting the Arts through the WPA
01:38 — One of the greatest experiments in public art gave voice and vision to American artists, authors and musicians. From: SOUL OF A PEOPLE: WRITING AMERI (more…)
Zora Neale Hurston and the WPA
02:05 — After making a name for herself as an author in the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston became a WPA writer and an enthusiastic anthropologist who (more…)

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  • Premiered: September 6, 2009
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: A Depression-era WPA program that employed journalists to write state travel guides is recalled. The documentary details their impact on the nation and modern-day literature. Patricia Clarkson narrates. (more)

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