National Hunger March, 1931

Brody, Sam; Del Duca, Robert; Seltzer, Leo; Balog, Lester
Date Written:  1931-12-01
Year Published:  1931
Resource Type:  Film
Cx Number:  CX16670

WFPL footage of protesters marching to Washington demanding jobs, food, and clothing during the infancy of the Great Depression.

Approx. 2 reels. Some footage survives. Concentrating on the groundswell of activity as 1650 men and women, black and white, set out from disparate parts of the U.S. to represent 12 million unemployed, the Worker's Film and Photo League filmmakers assembled views of various groups as they passed through different cities bound for Washington: Boston, Providence, New Haven, Buffalo, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit and St. Louis. 11 mins.

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