Sep 27, 2010

Soul of a people: Writing America’s Story

Thurs., Sept.30 | 7:00 p.m.
The FAC Music Room
Admission: Free. No reservations required.

The New Deal for the New Deal of Southern Colorado is presenting their last event celebrating the 75th Anniversary of FDR’s WPA projects, and premiering the Smithsonian’s documentary about the Federal Writers Project.

SOUL OF A PEOPLE: WRITING AMERICA'S STORY is the story of the most chaotic and influential publishing venture in history.

In the Great Depression, while hundreds of thousands survived by wielding picks and shovels on WPA jobs, a smaller cadre used pen, paper, and the spirit of invention. Their task: create America's first-ever self-portrait in the WPA guides.

This documentary offers a compelling window into that experience.

Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Arts Council

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