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WPA's 'Good News' Mural Hangs In Library

Picturing The Past  


Last updated 1/27/2020 at 3:35pm

Elizabeth Kapp Tyson, library director from 1944 until 1983, helped ensure that Brevard's "Good News" would be preserved for future generations. (Courtesy photo)

In 1935 the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was established to provide jobs to millions of unemployed Americans during the Great Depression. Most people are familiar with the many public works construction projects undertaken from building roads and bridges to the construction of public buildings such as post offices, schools and libraries.

A lesser-known aspect of the WPA is Federal Project Number One, which offered work to thousands of artists, musicians, actors and writers through the Federal Art Project, Federal Music Project, Federal Theatre Project, Federal Writers' Project...

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