This Week in Roosevelt History: May 1-7

May 6, 1935: The Works Progress Administration opened its doors and began sending unemployed Americans back to work.

WPA Theatre worker
FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 48-49:1(262).


Did you know:

  • On May 4, 1941, FDR dedicated the birthplace of Woodrow Wilson in Staunton, Virginia as a national shrine.