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Soul of a People -- Live Virtual Screening and Discussion
Join us for a free virtual screening of Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story, followed by a panel discussion.

In the grip of the Great Depression, unemployed men and women joined the Federal Writers' Project, an unlikely WPA program to document America in guidebooks and interviews. Some of America's great writers found their own voices and discovered the Soul of a People from that project, which involved young, untested talents in the problems of everyday Americans.

This screening is a timely reminder of why the 21st-Century Federal Writers’ Project Act (HR 3054) is gathering support from members of congress and their constituents. Los Angeles Congressman Ted Lieu, who wrote the bill with Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez of New Mexico, will introduce the film.

The documentary was produced in association with the Library of Congress. Major funding for Soul of a People was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian Network, and the state humanities councils of Illinois, Nebraska, Idaho, Maryland, Texas and Wisconsin.

Sep 7, 2021 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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